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^  The  Presbyterian  News 

of  the  Synod  of  the  Mid-Atlantic 


New  Hope 
Presbjrtery  News 
see  page  8 


February  1990 


Vol.  LVI,  Number  1 


Richmond,  Va. 


Massanetta  hearing  date  nears; 
director  resigns  to  take  new  post 


The  December  resignation  of 
Massanetta  Springs  Executive 
Director  Robert  W.  "Skip" 
Stansell  has  raised  hopes  that 
the  standoff  between  the  con- 
ference center's  board  of  direc- 
tors and  the  S5mod  of  the  Mid- 
Atlantic  can  be  resolved. 

"This  brings  new  hope  that 
we  can  resolve  the  issues,"  Ed- 
ward A.  McLeod,  chair  of  the 
synod's  task  force  on  Massan- 
etta, told  the  Presbyterian  Out- 
look. "The  synod  and  the  board 
have  affirmed  their  desire  to 
see  the  ministry  of  Massanetta 
succeed.  The  method  has  been 
the  point  of  disagreement." 

The  Permanent  Judicial 
Commission  of  the  Presbyte- 
rian Church,  (U.S.A.)  is  sched- 
uled to  hear  during  the  week  of 
Feb.  2  a  complaint  by  two  Mas- 
sanetta board  members  against 
the  synod. 

No  hearing  date  has  been 
set  for  a  suit  filed  by  the  board 
in  Rockingham  County  Circuit 
Court.  That  civil  action  seeks  a 
declaration  as  to  which  party — 
the  board  or  synod — ultimately 
has  authority  to  decide  dispo- 
sition of  the  conference  center 
property. 

Stansell  one  of  the  key  play- 
ers in  the  ongoing  drama,  is 
leaving  Massanetta  to  become 
executive  director  of  the  Vera 
Lloyd  Presbyterian  Home  and 


Family  Services  in  Little  Rock, 
Ark.,  an  agency  sponsored  by 
the  Synod  of  the  Sun.  He  will 
join  that  agency  in  mid  Febru- 
ary. He  told  the  Outlook  that 
he  hopes  the  Massanetta  dis- 
pute may  be  settled  before  then. 

"It  would  have  been  better 
for  Massanetta,  the  synod  and 
the  church  if  we  could  have 
worked  toward  a  solution,"  he 
said  in  the  same  interview.  "I 
haven't  seen  one  digit  of  data 
which  conflicts  with  the  deci- 
sion we  made." 

That  October  1988  decision 
to  close  and  sell  the  conference 
center  sparked  the  controversy 
between  the  board  and  synod 
officials.  The  board  says  its 
charter  from  the  Common- 
wealth of  Virginia  and  its  cove- 
nant with  the  synod  give  it  the 
authority  to  take  such  action. 
Sj'nod  officials  say  the  board 
exceeded  its  authority. 

Last  May  the  two  sides 
appeared  close  to  resolving  the 
dispute  when  another  disclo- 
sure split  them  even  further. 
Stansell  and  Marketing  Direc- 
tor LaRaine  Raymond  received 
new  employment  contracts 
from  th  e  board  just  prior  to  the 
tentative  settlement. 

In  reaction,  the  synod  re- 
quested the  immediate  resig- 
nation of  the  Massanetta  board. 
One  trustee  resigned  at  that 


Men's  Council  to  help 
homeless  disaster  victims 


The  homeless  victims  of  Hurri- 
cane Hugo  and  the  San  Fran- 
cisco earthquake  will  benefit 
from  a  1989-90  rehef  effort 
sponsored  by  the  Men's  Coun- 
cil of  the  Synod  of  the  Mid- 
Atlantic. 

"A  Nickel-a-Night  Helps  the 
Homeless  Sleep  Tight"  is  the 
slogan  for  the  campaign  the 
Men's  Council  unanimously 
adopted.  It  asks  that  Presb3rte- 
rian  men  in  the  synod  give  a 
"nickel-a-night"— $18.25  for 
the  year — in  support  of  those 
made  homeless  by  the  two  dis- 
asters. Donations  and  checks 
should  be  made  out  to  the  local 
church  and  designated  "Disas- 
ter Relief." 

In  other  business,  the  Men's 
Council  said  Union  Theologi- 
cal Seminary  President  T. 
Hartley  Hall  IV  and  Dr.  Wil- 
liam V.  Arnold,  a  member  of 
the  seminary  faculty,  will  be 
leaders  for  the  1990  Presbyte- 


rian Men's  Conference  to  be 
held  July  13-15  at  Eagle  Eyrie 
Assembly  in  Lynchburg,  Va. 
The  conference  theme  will  be 
"Reaffirming  Our  Heritage — 
Presbjrterian  Men  Returning 
to  Their  Roots."  More  confer- 
ence information  is  being 
mailed  in  January  and  will  be 
given  in  future  issues  of  The 
Presbyterian  News. 

The  Men's  Council  re-as- 
serted its  desire  to  establish 
and  organize  men's  groups  in 
churches  throughout  the  synod, 
to  this  effect,  the  Presbytery- 
elected  representatives  to  the 
Synod  Men's  Council  are  avail- 
able to  assist  in  organizing 
groups  in  local  churches.  Con- 
tact your  presbytery  office  for 
the  name  of  your  representa- 
tive. 

Floyd  M.  Gilbert  of  Virginia 
Beach,  Va.  is  president  of  the 
Men's  Council.  The  next  meet- 
ing will  be  April  28. 


The  Presbyterian  News 
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Richmond,  VA  23261 
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time  and  another  has  resigned 
in  the  interim. 

Board  members  countered 
with  the  suits  in  church  and 
civil  courts. 

Stansell  will  receive  $10,000 
upon  his  departure  from  Mas- 
sanetta, according  to  the  terms 
of  his  contract  with  the  board. 
He  told  the  Outlook  that  this  is 
the  same  amount  awarded  to 
his  predecessor  when  that 
person  left  the  office. 

Raymond,  who  has  since  left 
Massanetta  to  join  the  staff  of 
Mary  Baldwin  College  in 
Staunton,  Va.,  received 
$10,024  (one-half  year's  sal- 
ary) plus  one-half  year's  annu- 
ity payments  over  the  six 
months  following  her  depar- 
ture. 

Massanetta  board  vice  ! 
president  H.  Carson  Rhyne  Jr.  ' 
of  Stafford,  Va.  said  the  pro- 
cess of  replacing  Stansell  and 
Raymond  would  probably  come 
after  the  church  and  civil  cases 
are  settled. 

A  temporary  office  worker 
continues  at  the  conference 
center,  along  with  a  grounds 
worker  and  nighttime  and 
weekend  coverage  by  a  secu- 
rity agency. 

No  conferences  are  sched-  ' 
uled  at  Massanetta.  The  board 
will  sponsor  an  evangelism 
conference  at  Union  Theologi- 
cal Seminary  and  a  recreation 
workshop  at  the  4-H  Center  in 
Front  Royal,  Va. 

Rhyne  told  the  Outlook  that 
Massanetta  is  losing  $20,000 
per  month  for  base  operating 
and  legal  expenses  while  the 
controversy  continues. 


Six  inches  of  snow  blanketed  the  ground  when  the  Synod 
of  the  Mid-Atlantic  moved  into  its  new  office  just  before 
Christmas.  The  handsome  Victorian  house  is  adjacent  to 
the  Union  Theological  Seminary  campus  in  Richmond. 


Synod  School  July  8-13 
at  Randolph-Macon 


Synod  School,  an  opportunity 
for  individuals  and  families  to 
worship,  play,  and  experience 
a  Christian  community  for  a 
week  of  learning,  sharing,  and 
growing,  is  schedule  for  July  8- 
13  at  Randolph  Macon 
Women's  College  in  Lynchburg, 
Va. 

The  theme  for  1990  is  "Nine 
Actions  for  the  '90s. ..God's 
Family  Togethpr."  The  actions 
are: 

•  learning  from  the  Word 

•  praising  in  communal  wor- 
ship 

•  affirming  each  other's  dig- 
nity 

•  sharing  ideas,  talents  and 
experiences 

•  living  in  Christian  commu- 
nity 

•  connecting  across  the  synod 
in  new  and  lasting  friendships 


Mother's  Day 
to  assist  care 

A  synod-wide  offering  on 
Mother's  Day,  May  1 3,  will  help 
benefit  the  synod-sponsored 
residential  and  health  care 
institutions. 

Synod  Executive  Carroll 
Jenkins  has  mailed  a  letter  to 
all  pastors  and  clerks  of  ses- 
sion endorsing  the  Mother's 
Day  offering  as  a  method  of 
providing  financial  assistance 
to  the  agencies,  facilities  and 
their  residents,  who  may  need 
help  with  monthly  fees. 

The  offering  will  also  fi- 
nance, in  part,  the  network  of 
resource  development  enablers 
coordinated  by  the  Mid-Atlan- 
tic Association  of  Ministries 
with  Older  Adults  (MAAMOA). 
These  workers  assist  local 
community  and  congregational 
ministries. 

Each  church  session  must 
approve  the  offering  for  its 
congregation. 

The  synod-sponsored  facili- 
ties— ^The  Presbyterian  Homes, 
Inc.  of  North  Carolina,  Sun- 
nyside  Presbyterian  Retire- 
ment Community,  and  West- 
minster Presbyterian  Homes, 
Inc. — are  working  coopera- 
tively with  MAAMOA  to  plan 


offering 
institutions 

and  implement  the  offering. 

"The  cooperation  demon- 
strated by  the  care  institutions 
to  develop  resources  through 
the  association  for  their  indi- 
vidual and  cooperative  mis- 
sions is  a  wonderful  example  of 
reunion  at  its  best,"  said  Rev. 
Jenkins  in  his  letter. 


•  playing  in  a  safe  environ- 
ment 

•  envisioning  what  God  calls 
us  to  be,  and 

•  building  a  stronger  church 
because  we  care. 

The  Synod  School  provides 
a  unique  generational,  theo- 
logical, racial  and  social  mix  of 
Presbjrterians  from  Delaware 
to  North  Carolina. 

A]}  ages  may  participate  in 
Synod  School.  There  are  morn- 
ing classes  for  children,  youth 
and  adults.  Nurseries  are  pro- 
vided for  infants.  During  after- 
noons there  will  be  time  for 
walking,  swimming,  field  trips, 
naps,  making  new  friends,  and 
mini  courses. 

After-dinner  community 
recreation  includes  events  like 
a  fun  run,  carnival,  or  big  circle 
dancing. 

Synod  School  1990  will  in- 
clude adult  classes  on  music, 
Bible  study,  worship,  actions 
of  the   General  Assembly, 
church  communication,  mid- 
life transitioning,  the  church's 
j  response  to  AIDS,  journaling, 
j  and  nurturing  children. 
I      A  detailed  description  and 
registration  form  will  be  pub- 
lished in  the  March  issue  of 
The  Presbyterian  News.  Costs 
will  be  lower  than  for  the  1988 
Synod  School  and  scholarship 
aid  will  be  available. 


PSCE  receives  Lilly  grant 

RICHMOND,  Va.— A  $29,700 
grant  from  the  Lilly  Endow- 
ment, Inc.,  which  will  allow 
the  Presb5rterian  School  of 
Christian  Education  to 
strengthen  its  governing  board 
over  the  next  two  years. 

PSCE  will  use  the  grant  for 
continued   theological  and 


personal  growth  amongst  its 
trustees  and  to  build  its  pro- 
gram of  trusteeship. 

Forty  North  American 
seminaries  received  grants 
from  $791,000  program  by 
the  Indianapolis-based  Lilly 
Endowment,  a  charitable  foun- 
dation. 


Changes,  move  affect  The  Presbyterian  News 


Due  to  the  changeover  in 
staff,  the  move  into  the  new 
synod  office,  and  the  ongoing 
installation  of  new  desktop 
publishing  equipment,  this 
issue  of  The  Presbyterian 
News  is  eight  pages  instead 
of  12.  We  will  return  with 
more  S3Tiod  news  in  March. 
Also,  due  to  the  same  rea- 


sons there  was  no  January 
issue  of  the  newspaper. 

Address  changes  submit- 
ted during  the  last  several 
months  have  not  been  proc- 
essed. We  hope  you  will 
understand  that  duri^^tj  this 
exciting  yet  tun  i  lous 
time  some  things  s  :  -.  y/ih::^ 
to  take  longer  to  accomplish . 


Page  2,  The  P*resbyterian  News,  February  1990 


Walls  come  tumbling  down  in  many  ways 


By  ANNE  TREICHLER 

Another  November,  another 
election  in  Virginia,  another 
trip  to  London.  As  usual,  we 
had  voted  absentee  allowing 
us  to  ignore  last-minute  media 
blitzes  and  get  on  with  last- 
minute  packing  and  chores. 
And  as  usual,  I  made  an  early 
trip  downstairs  for  the  Times 
to  find  out  the  results  of  the 
statewide  election. 

But  all  news  was  taking  a 
back  seat  to  that  amazing  news 
story  coming  from  Berlin.  We 
had  arrived  t  the  usual  stories 
about  Mrs.  Thatcher's  difficul- 
ties with  Parliament  and  her 
own  party,  to  long  stories  about 
the  effect  of  the  European 
Economic  Community  in  1992 
on  the  British  economy,  and 
soccer  and  rugby  scores  from 
around  the  world. 

Within  two  days  we  were 
going  to  sleep  with  the  images 
of  men,  women  and  children 


assaulting  the  wall  with  ham- 
mers no  larger  than  the  one 
my  98-pound  mother  used  for 
Swiss  steak. 

The  energy  and  passion  were 
so  great  that 
we  fully  ex- 
pected by 
morning  to 
hear  that 
only  dust 
and  rock 
remained 
^  |spread 
J  e  V  e  n  1  y 
through  the 
two  parts  of  the  city.  The  scat- 
tering took  longer — heard  that 
the  most  popular  gift  from 
Bloomingdale's  this  Christmas 
was  a  piece  of  the  wall,  gift 
wrapped  with  certificates  of  au- 
thenticity. 

It  was  late  that  week  before 
we  finally  found,  buried  within 
a  long  article  about  the  United 
States,  the  results  of  the  elec- 
tion for  governor  in  Virginia. 


And  only  after  we  returned  did 
we  read  the  results  for  other 
offices.  Senate,  House  of  Dele- 
gates and  any  local  elections 
of  interest. 

It  was  the  same  year  that 
our  family  moved  to  Virginia 
that  the  winning  candidate 
entered  the  Virginia  Senate  via 
a  special  election.  Two  of  our 
sons  were  in  college,  but  we 
would  be  bringing  with  us  two 
teenagers  and  a  Filipino  ex- 
change student — provided  we 
could  get  permission  from  the 
sponsoring  agency,  Youth  for 
Understanding. 

He  wanted  to  come  with  us, 
we  wanted  him  to  come  with 
us,  his  parents  agreed  to  the 
move,  and  eventually  so  did 
YFU.  The  day  my  husband 
was  coming  to  look  into  hous- 
ing, schools  and  other  things,  I 
awoke  with  a  cold  chill  down 
my  back. 

Five  years  in  Michigan  had 
made  be  forget  about  separate- 


but-not-equal  schools,  segre- 
gated recreation,  restricted 
housing.  And  Virginia.  Mas- 
sive resistance.  Would  the 
school  even  take  Noel  as  a 
student?  And  even  if  they  did, 
what  sort  of  reception  would 
the  cheerful,  outgoing  1 5-year- 
old  find? 

Providence  or  blind  luck  had 
led  us  to  chose  an  area  where 
the  schools  welcomed  Noel  and 
so  he  was  able  to  take  part  in 
an  ultimate  American  experi- 
ence— the  mobile  family,  tem- 
porary apartment  living,  new 
friends,  new  geography. 

Add  to  the  list  "new"  reli- 
gion— a  month  after  we  arrived 
I  had  the  job  of  explaining  to  a 
boy  educated  in  a  Jesuit  school 
what  happened  to  St.  Christo- 
pher and  Santa  Prisca  and 
other  so-called  saints  removed 
(is  that  the  correct  term?)  by 
the  action  of  the  Vatican  II 
Council. 

Walls  come  down  different 


ways  and  in  different  times. 
Frustration,  joy,  sense  of  jus- 
tice, political  processes.  Barri- 
ers that  seemed  insurmount- 
able give  way  overnight,  oth- 
ers slowly  and  quietly.  Acade- 
mies and  Christian  schools 
from  the  50's  and  60's  have 
closed  their  doors,  just  as  the 
Freedmen  schools  closed  with 
circumstances  changed. 

Eastern  Europe  now  has  to 
deal  with  the  changes  in  every- 
day life  brought  about  by  the 
freedom  sjrmbolized  by  the 
demise  of  the  Berlin  wall.  It 
will  be  painful,  frustrating 
more  than  joyful.  Living  free 
has  a  price. 

A  minor  note  on  the  elec- 
tion— for  the  first  time  in  43 
years,  Bob  and  I  did  not  cancel 
each  other's  vote  for  any  office. 
The  millennium  approaches. 

Anne  Treichler  of  Wil- 
liamsburg, Va.  is  moderator  of 
the  Presbyterian  Women  in  the 
Synod  of  the  Mid-Atlantic. 


Life  is  for  living  'in  the  meantime' 


By  RICHARD  MORGAN 
We  sat  there  in  the  hospital 
waiting  room  for  what  seemed 
an  eternity.  Family  members 
kept  their  vigil,  as  their  loved 
one  went  through  surgery.  It 
seemed  an  eternity  before  the 
surgeon  appeared  with  those 
blessed  words,  "He  did  fine." 
Life  is  lived  in  the  meantime. 

During  the  days  before 
Christmas,  we  waited  for  the 
day  to  arrive,  and  now  we  face 
the  long,  cold  days  of  winter, 
and  wait  for  spring.  It  seems  as 
if  we  are  always  waiting  for 
something  or  someone  in  this 
life.  We  spend  hours  in  the 
doctor's  office,  waiting  for  our 
turn.  We  wait  for  the  mailman 
to  come,  or  stocks  to  go  up  or 
down,  or  our  family  to  visit  us, 
or  our  long  awaited  retirement. 
Clergy  wait  impatiently  for  a 
"call"  to  a  new  parish,  and  con- 
gregations spend  time  with  in- 


terim ministers,  waitingfor  the 
new  pastor. 

In  a  Singles  Group  I  was 
leading,  one  recent  divorcee 
wrote  these  words: 

"I  feel  like  climbing  the  walls. 
Suddenly,  being  alone  I  realize 
how  meaningless  much  of  my 
past  has  been.  It  is  a  period  of 
my  life  when  the  past  has  been 
closed  and  the  future  uncer- 
tain. Like  the  early  Christians 
I  feel  trapped  between  the 
times.  The  old  is  gone,  but 
nothing  has  come  to  take  its 
place." 

Life  is  lived  in  the  mean- 
time. Those  ancient  Hebrews 
knew  the  feeling.  They  were 
900  miles  from  home,  captives 
in  a  strange  land,  with  unend- 
ing nostalgia  for  their  homes 
and  their  temple.  Jeremiah 
wrote  a  letter  to  those  exiles, 
and  offered  them  strange  coun- 
sel for  life  in  the  meantime. 


He  held  out  no  hope  for  a 
quick  return  to  Jerusalem,  but 
rather  counseled  them  to  "Build 
houses,  settle  down,  plant 
gardens,"  and  "seek  the  peace 
and  prosperity  of  the  city  to 
which  I  have  carried  you  into 
exile"  (Jeremiah  29:6,7).  In 
other  words,  your  waiting  is 
not  over;  the  long  hopes  for 
return  to  your  homes  will  not 
take  place  any  time  soon.  In 
the  meantime,  Jeremiah  coun- 
seled "Brighten  the  corner 
where  you  are." 

Jeremiah  encouraged  the 
Hebrews  to  do  the  next  thing. 
Nothing  profound,  but  wise 
counsel.  As  Carlyle  Marney 
once  said,  "There  is  healing  in 
the  performance  of  the  routine." 
Instead  of  sitting  around  and 
moping  about  how  bad  things 
are  in  Babylon  (or  anywhere 
else),  be  faithful  to  the  tasks  of 
the  day.  More  than  a  few  times 


in  my  life  when  trouble  or 
adversity  has  come,  it  is  the 
next  thing  that  heals. 

The  Hebrews  were  also  to 
put  down  roots  in  this  strange 
land.  They  were  even  told  to 
w6rk  for  the  welfare  of  this 
foreign  city.  Again,  wise  coun- 
sel for  life  in  the  meantime. 
Instead  of  wishing  and  wailing 
to  be  somewhere  else,  make 
the  best  of  things  where  you 
are.  Wise  counsel  for  ministers 
who  waste  precious  hours 
whining  about  not  getting  a 
call  elsewhere,  instead  of  rein- 
venting new  chapters  of  minis- 
try where  they  are.  Good  coun- 
sel for  church  members  who 
often  hop  from  one  church  to 
another,  searching  for  that 
"perfect  situation"  which  they 
never  seem  to  find.  Perhaps 
even  a  hint  of  truth  for  churches 
who  believe  that  there  is  more 
authentic  Christianity  in  other 


denominations  than  the  Pres- 
byterian Church,  (U.S.A.). 
Much  better  to  work  within  for 
reform  and  renewal! 

I  heard  a  good  story  last 
week.  At  a  medical  clinic  in 
Florida,  so  many  retirees  sat  in 
the  waiting  room  before  seeing 
the  doctor  that  they  were  given 
a  number  to  indicate  when  they 
could  be  seen.  The  receptionist 
tried  for  that  one  day  and  then 
told  the  doctor  "We  have  to 
stop  giving  those  older  people 
numbers.  I  have  really  felt 
embarrassed  telling  those 
people.  Tour  number  is  up'." 

Living  in  the  meantime  is 
part  of  life.  We  will  have  to 
wait.  But,  as  we  wait,  our 
"number  is  up"  to  redeem  the 
times  where  we  are. 

The  Rev.  Richard  Morgan  is 
pastor  of  Fairview  Church  in 
Lenoir,  N.  C. 


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and  additional  post  offices. 

USPS  No.  604-120 

Vol.  LVI    February  1990 

December  1989  circulation 
]  66,380 


Our  Readers  Respond 


Jubilee  House  story 
not  inspirational 

There  is  a  story  on  Page  2  of  the 
[December]  issue  that  arrived 
in  my  home  today  that  has  me 
confused.  Is  the  Jubilee  House 
community  in  Statesville,  N.C. 
a  Presbyterian  operation?  Are 
the  three  children  of  Michael 
Woodward  the  only  children  in 
Jubilee  House  community? 
With  Woodward,  Mrs. 
Woodward,  and  Ms.  Murdock 
living  there,  it  appears  from 
the  story  that  there  are  only 
six  adults  in  the  community 
who  are  not  members  of 
Woodward's  family.  Also,  the 
story  indicates  that  "the  mem- 
bers of  the  community  had 
already  decided  to  leave 
Statesville  and  open  a  retreat 
center  on  land  they  bought  in 
Wilkes  County,  N.C.  in  1990." 
I  presume  this  statement  was 
meant  to  indicate  that 
Woodward  and  his  group  have 
previously  bought  property  and 
will  open  the  retreat  on  that 
land  in  1990.  How  did  this 
group  of  Presbyterian 
Mormons  raise  the  funds  to 
purchase  this  property?  Where 
do  the  funds  come  from  that 
provide  their  food  and  present 


shelter?  The  Presbytery? 

Personally,  I  think  this 
whole  sordid  affair  should  have 
been  left  out  of  The  Presbyte- 
rian News.  It  didn't  provide  an 
ounce  of  inspiration  for  me.  If 
it  inspired  anyone,  it  wasn't 
the  type  of  inspiration  they 
needed. 

Jesse  H.  Gearhart  Jr. 

Norfolk,  Va. 

At  least  one  other  person  called 
to  say  that  the  story  was  "tacky. " 

Get  the  Name  Right,  Please 

Granted,  I  am  late  in  writing, 
but  PLEASE  use  the  correct 
name  for  the  professional  asso- 
ciation for  educators!  It  is  the 
Association  of  Presbyterian 
Church  Educators. 

The  name  was  massacred  in 
the  December  edition  on  page 
2  in  the  article  honoring  Mary 
Jean  McFadyen. 

Other  than  that,  keep  up 
the  good  work!  The  News  is  a 
good  publication. 

Mindy  Kerry,  D.C.E. 
Washington,  N.C. 

Small  Church  in  Need 

After  Hugo  hit,  my  husband 
and  I  rode  down  the  coast  to 


see  some  of  the  damage,  not  to 
enjoy  seeing  it,  but  to  look  in 
amazement. 

There  is  a  Presbyterian 
Church  at  McClellansville,  S.C. 
The  name  is  New  Wappetaw. 
We  saw  that  everjdhing  in  this 
little  town  was  under  6  or  8  feet 
of  water  and  everything 
moveable  was  placed  outside 
the  buildings  trying  to  dry  it 
out. 

We  came  back  and  sent  this 
church  [a  donation]  and  re- 
ceived a  letter  of  appreciation 
from  the  minister,  George 
Fletcher.  This  church  has  about 
125  members. 

It  seems  to  me  that  some 
churches  or  presbyteries  might 
like  to  help  this  church.  I  do  not 
think  it  is  too  late  for  this 
church  to  need  help.  I  wish 
someone  would  look  into  it. 

Mrs.  Howard  Saunders 
Albemarle,  N.C. 


The  Presbvterian  News 
welcomes  letters  from 
readers,  but  reserves  the 
right  to  edit  all  materials. 


Why  Membership 
is  Declining 

On  page  8  of  your  December 
1990  issue  you  announce  that 
the  Task  Force  on  Church 
Membership  Growth  recently 
began  a  "study  of  reasons. ..for 
the  decline  in  membership  in 
the  Presbyterian  Church 
(U.S.A.)." 

Speaking  as  an  Elder  who 
has  served  on  the  sessions  of 
three  Presbyterian  congrega- 
tions, I  have  some  ideas  on  the 
subject,  and  will  call  to  your 
attention  another  article,  on 
page  4  of  the  same  issue,  "So- 
cial Justice  Unit  supports  strik- 
ing Pittston  coal  miners,"  which 
in  my  view  illustrates  why 
many  of  us  are  disillusioned 
with  the  church. 

What  business  is  it  of  the 
church  to  "raise  questions 
about  Pittston's  policy  in  the 
strike  and  seek  change  of  the 
corporate  policy?"  Now  it 
wouldn't  surprise  me  to  hear 
that  some  agency  of  the  church 
will  be  sending  the  church's 
money  to  pay  the  fines  of  the 
union  which  broke  the  law  and 
was  properly  fined  for  doing  so! 

James  O.  Harmon 
Silver  Spring,  Md. 


I 


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THIS  PAGE  IS  SPONSORED  BY  UNION  THEOLOGICAL  SEMINARY  IN  VIRGINIA 


Union  Theological  Seminary  in  Virginia 


'''V  VIRClNV'" 


Vol.  4,  No.  1 


February  1990 


Marty  Torkington,  Editor 


Swiss  theologian  to  speak 
at  Sprunt  Lecture  Series 


Participants  at  Union  Semi- 
nary's 1990  Sprunt  Lectures 
on  February  5-7  will  hear  noted 
Swiss  theologian  Ulrich  Luz 
deliver  a  series  of  five  lectures 
on  Matthew.  The  series,  titled 
"Matthew's  Gospel  As  It  Un- 
folds in  History,"  will  begin 
with  the  first  lecture  on  Mon- 
day at  8  p.m.  and  conclude  with 
a  luncheon  on  Wednesday. 

For  the  past  eighteen  years. 
Dr.  Luz  has  been  professor  of 
New  Testament  at  both  the 
University  of  Gottingen  and 
University  of  Bern  and  is  cur- 
rently president  of  the  Theo- 
logical Commission  of  the  Swiss 
Evangelical  Alliance  of 
Churches.  The  first  volume  of 
his  commentary  on  Matthew  is 
to  be  published  soon  in  Ger- 
man, English,  Japanese,  and 
Spanish. 


The  preacher  for  the  three- 
day  lecture  series  is  the  Rever- 
end Herbert  Meza,  pastor  of 
Fort  Caroline  Presbyterian 
Church  in  Jacksonville,  Flor- 
ida, and  vice-moderator  of  the 
Presbyterian  Church  (U.S.A.). 
Dr.  Meza,  noted  for  his  involve- 
ment in  mission  work  and 
peacemaking,  will  preach  at 
worship  services  on  Tuesday 
and  Wednesday  and  will  ad- 
dress those  attending  the 
alumni/ae  luncheon  on  Tues- 
day, February  6. 

For  the  past  eighty  years. 
Union  Seminary  has  contin- 
ued the  tradition  of  the  Sprunt 
Lecture  Series  begun  in  1911 
when  Dr.  James  Sprunt,  a 
ruling  elder  of  First  Presbyte- 
rian Church,  Wilmington, 
North  Carolina,  created  a  foun- 
dation to  bring  to  the  campus 


of  Union  Theological  Seminary 
the  "ablest  men  in  Christen- 
dom" to  lecture  on  subjects  of 
interest  to  the  Christian  com- 
munity. Since  that  time,  the 
Sprunt  Lecture  Series  has 
summoned  outstanding  men 
and  women  of  faith  to  enrich 
and  challenge  the  Christian 
community  on  a  variety  of 
pertinent  subjects. 

The  lecture  series  is  open  to 
all  interested  persons.  Please 
note  that  the  schedule  has  been 
abbreviated  this  year  to  allow 
ministers  to  return  earlier  to 
attend  to  parish  needs. 

All  participants  are  asked 
to  register  for  meals  by  using 
the  registration  form  on  the 
Sprunt  brochure  or  by  calling 
the  Office  of  Alumni/ae  and 
Constituency  Relations,  (804) 
355-0671. 


[Editor's  Note:  The  members  of  Union  Seminary's  faculty  are  among  its 
greatest  assets.  Many  of  you  have  read  their  books,  heard  them  preach,  or  met 
them  in  person.  Others  may  know  little  about  them  or  their  fields  of  expertise. 
In  upcoming  issues,  we  will  feature  individual  faculty  members  and  the 
unique  ways  they  contribute  to  the  work  of  the  church.  MT] 


JAMES  LUTHER  MAYS 

Cyrus  McCormick  Professor  of  Hebrew 
and  Old  Testament  Interpretation 


For  more  than  thirty  years 
UTS  professor  James  Mays 
has  devoted  the  greater  part  of 
his  life  to  making  modern  bib- 
lical scholarship  accessible  to 
both  pastors  and  lay  people. 

"Good  scholars  ought  to  be 
able  to  communicate  the  sig- 
nificance of  their  work  to  the 
general  public,"  says  Professor 
Mays.  "A  lot  of  people  like  to  be 
recognized  as  scholars,  but 
unless  their  work  means  some- 
thing to  a  much  larger  group  of 
people,  it  lacks  justification." 

That  philosophy  has  drawn 
Professor  Mays  into  a  lifelong 
vocation  of  teaching  and  edit- 
ing publications  for  the  church. 


The  scholarly  project  most 
exciting  to  him  recently  has 
been  Harper's  Bible  Com- 
mentary, which  he  compiled 
and  edited  as  a  joint  project  of 
the  Society  of  Biblical  Litera- 
ture (SBL)  and  Harper  &  Row 
Publishers. 

Five  years  ago,  while  Pro- 
fessor Mays  served  as  presi- 
dent of  the  5,000  member  SBL, 
the  society  began  to  realize  its 
responsibility  to  the  general 
public  as  well  as  to  its  own 
members,  and  made  an  ar- 
rangement with  Harper  &  Row 
Publishers  to  publish  some 
works  written  for  the  public 
and  edited  by  the  society. 


Professor  James  L.  Mays 


Born  of  this  joint  effort  are 
two  of  the  most  authoritative 
Bible  references  available  in 
the  English  language — 
Harper's  Bible  Dictionary, 
edited  by  UTS  professor  Paul 
Achtemeier  (who  currently 
serves  as  SBL  president),  and 
Harper's  Bible  Commen- 
tary, edited  by  Professor  Mays. 

"Harper's  Bible  Commen- 
tary was  one  of  the  most  ad- 
ministratively demanding 
projects  I've  ever  undertaken," 
says  Professor  Mays.  I  worked 
with  eighty-eight  writers  and 
five  associate  editors.  It  became 
a  complete  preoccupation  for 
me  for  three  years,  weekends, 
summers — all  the  spare  time  I 
had." 

The  SBL  is  using  profits 
from  the  sale  of  the  books  to 
fund  other  projects,  such  as  a 
new  Hebrew  dictionary.  "The 
Oxford  Hebrew  Dictionary 
is  good  but  it  was  published  in 
1900  and  is  sadly  out  of  date," 
Professor  Mays  explains. 
"Printers  who  can  typeset  the 
Hebrew  alphabet  are  scarce 
and  it's  expensive  for  publish- 
ers to  print  a  book  that  is  used 
by  a  relatively  small  group  of 
people,  so  the  society  is  pleased 
to  underwrite  such  an  en- 
deavor." 

While  on  sabbatical  leave 
from  Union  Seminary  during 
the  1989-90  academic  year. 
Professor  Mays  prepared  a 
commentary  on  the  Psalms  to 
be  published  in  the  Interpreta- 
tion Commentary  Series. 

Professor  Mays,  who  is  edi- 
tor-in-chief, describes  the  se- 
ries. "It  is  accessible,  readable, 
and  interesting.  It  is  free  of 
technical  language  that  pre- 


Alfred  C.  McCall,  Jr.  (right),  a  Ph.D.  candidate  in  Church 
History,  prepares  to  sign  his  name  to  a  new  page  in  the 
Graduate  Register,  as  Dean  Bill  Arnold  watches.  Fred 
continues  the  tradition  of  all  graduate  students  who 
register  in  this  way  at  the  onset  of  each  academic  year. 


Men  and  women  of  all  ages  and  from  many  countries 
raise  a  single  voice  in  praise  during  convocation  in 
Watts  Chapel. 


sumes  professional  training  in 
Scripture  study,  but  it  is  not 
what  I'd  call  'pop'  Bible  study." 

Though  editing  is  often  an 
anonymous  labor  of  love,  it  can 
be  rewarding  when  it  takes  on 
far-reaching  dimensions,  as 
Professor  Mays  has  discovered 
through  his  efforts  with  both 
Interpretation  and  Harper's 
Bible  Commentary. 

In  addition  to  providing  ave- 
nues to  new  friendships,  the 
commentary  also  gave  Profes- 
sor Mays  the  opportunity  to 
review  intensely,  at  sixty-eight 
years  of  age,  the  entire  gamut 
of  biblical  literature. 


"The  experience  was  so  in- 
teresting and  stimulating,  it 
makes  me  wish  I  could  begin 
my  career  all  over  again,"  the 
senior  member  of  the  UTS 
biblical  faculty  exclaims. 

Professor  Mays  finds  time 
in  his  life  for  other  important 
interests.  When  not  teaching, 
writing,  or  editing,  Professor 
Mays  can  be  found  birdwatch- 
ing  with  his  wife  Mary  Will, 
fishing  with  his  friends  in  the 
Providence  Forge  or  the  Old 
Testament  Fishing  Societies, 
or  pedaling  aroi  '>.;'  *  '  i  ' 
borhood  on  his  : 


Page  4,  1  lie  Presbyterian  News,  February  1990 


NC  churchmen  question  Central  American 
policy,  Bakker  sentence 


RALEIGH,  N.C.— A  North 
Carolina  ecumenical  board  has 
expressed  concern  about  con- 
tinued United  States'  funding 
of  the  war  in  El  Salvador 

Meeting  Dec.  13,  the  board 
adopted  a  statement  that  ab- 
horred the  recent  murders  of 
six  Jesuit  priests,  their  cook 
and  her  15-j'ear-old  daughter; 
called  on  the  White  House  and 
State  Department  to  start  an 
inquiry  into  the  murders. 

Also,  the  board  called  on 
North  Carolina  representa- 
tives in  Congress  to  start  a 
congressional  inquiry  into  "the 
recent  targeting  of  church  and 
humanitarian  groups  by  Sal- 
vadoran  security  forces  and 
death  squads,"  and  to  cut  off 
assistance  to  El  Salvador  until 
such  an  inquiry  is  finished. 

It  called  on  the  United 


States  and  other  governments 
to  stop  military  aid  to  El  Sal- 
vador and  to  promote  negotia- 
tions between  the  Salvadoran 
government  and  leftist  rebels. 

Further^  it  called  for  a  new 
foreign  policy  to  Central  Amer- 
ica based  on  observance  of 
human  rights  "rather  than  on 
appearances,  or  promises  of 
democracy." 

In  another  resolution,  he 
NCCC  board  also  called  the 
prison  sentence  of  television 
evangelist  Jim  Bakker  "exces- 
sive in  light  of  the  new  federal 
guidelines  for  similar  crimes." 

The  NCCC  board  said  that 
while  the  Bakker's  prosecution 
was  appropriate  and  his  sen- 
tencing was  legal,  the  length  of 
his  prison  sentence  was  "out  of 
line  with  the  sentencing  for 
comparable  crimes  in  corpo- 


rate America,  especially  the 
fraudulent  schemes  of  Wall 
Street,  the  federal  government, 
the  defense  industry,  and  the 
savings  and  loan  industry." 

Instead  of  the  long  impris- 
onment, however,  the  board 
said  the  court  should  assign 
Bakker  to  community  service, 
"such  as  an  inner-city  mission 
to  the  homeless." 

Involvement  with  the  poor 
could  have  "both  sjmibolic  and 
redemptive  significance,"  the 
board  said. 

The  same  resolution  ex- 
pressed satisfaction  that 
Bakker's  "exploitive  ministry" 
has  ended  and  that  the  public 
is  more  aware  of  "the  possibili- 
ties of  corruption  in  Christian 
television." 


Women's  conferences  June  15-17,  18-21 


The  1990  Synod  Women's  En- 
richment Conferences  will  be 
held  June  15-17  and  June  18- 
21  at  the  University  of 
Richmond. 

Keynote  speakers  for  the 
conferences  will  be  former 
PCUSA  moderator  Dr.  Isabel 
Rogers  and  the  1990-91  Bible 
study  author,  Dr.  Clarice 
Martin,  assistant  professor  of 
the  New  Testament  at  Prince- 


ton Theological  Seminary. 

Entitled  "Tongues  of  Fire: 
Power  for  the  Church  Today," 
the  conferences  will  empha- 
size the  Bible  study  for  the 
coming  year,  which  covers  the 
Acts  of  the  Apostles.  The  study 
book  by  Dr.  Martin  will  be 
available  at  the  conferences. 

Co-directors  Margaret 
McDonald  of  Woodstock,  Va. 
and  Minnie  Lou  Creech  of 


Tarboro,  N.C.  met  in  January 
with  the  synod's  implement- 
ing team  to  plan  the  event. 

Brochures  and  registration 
forms  should  be  mailed  to  mod- 
erators of  Presbyterian  women 
in  local  churches  by  April  1. 
More  information  will  also  be 
in  future  issues  of  The  Presby- 


PSCE  Laity  School  studies  parenting 


RICHMOND— The  1 990  Laity 
School  at  Presbyterian  School 
of  Christian  Education  will 
focus  on  the  challenges  of  par- 
enting in  the  next  decade. 

The  series  of  Tuesday-night 
classes  starting  Jan.  30  and 
ending  Feb.  20,  will  examine 
the  challenges  and  responsi- 
bilities of  parenthood,  modern 
and  traditional  parent-child 
interaction,  and  the  role  of 
parents,  children,  and  the 
family  as  a  unit  in  the  1990's. 


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Participants  may  choose 
from  five  courses  to  be  offered 
concurrently.  They  are: 

Parents  and  Children 
Playing  Together,  led  by 
Mary  Ann  Fowlkes,  Ph.D., 
professor  of  childhood  educa- 
tion; 

A  Reformed  Perspective 
on  the  Family,  led  by  Lee 
Barrett,  Ph.D.,  associate  pro- 
fessor of  theology; 

Parents  and  Children 
Talking  and  Listening  to 
One  Another,  led  by  Peggy 
Rada,  M.A.,  a  member  of  the 
faculty.  The  Collegiate  Schools; 

The  Family  in  the  Bible 
and  the  Bible  in  the  Fam- 


ily, led  by  Lamar  Williamson 
Jr.,  Ph.D.,  professor  of  Biblical 
studies;  and 

Aging  Parents,  New  Re- 
lationships, led  by  Henry  C. 
Simmons,  Ph.D.,  professor  or 
religion  and  aging. 

Also,  Dr.  Larry  Richards, 
author  of  A  Theology  of  Chris- 
tian Education,  will  lead  a  class 
on  Successful  Teaching 
from  an  Evangelical  Per- 
spective on  Feb.  16-17. 

For  registration  informa- 
tion, call  the  Continuing  Edu- 
cation Center  of  the  Presbyte- 
rian School  of  Christian  Edu- 
cation at  (804)  254-8046. 


Prepare  for  peacemaking 
in  the  1990's  by  attending 

PEACEMAKING  2000: 
GROWING  TOWARD  THE  VISION 

with  Dame  Nita  Barrow. 


Dame  Nita  Barrow  is  the  Ambassador 
to  the  United  Nations  from  Barbados. 
Other  speakers  include:  Allan  Boesak, 
Walter  Brueggemann,  and  Elias 
Chacour. 

June  24-28, 1990 
The  American  University, 
Washington,  D.C. 
Sponsored  by  the  Presbyterian 
Peacemaking  Program 


Write  to  the  Presbyterian 
Peacemaking  Program, 
100  Witherspoon  Street, 
Louisville,  KY  40202-1396 
for  registration  information. 


News  in  Brief 


The  Rev.  William  Long,  pastor  of  Third  Presbyterian  Church 
of  Richmond,  Va.  was  one  of  12  Presbyterians  who  went  to  the 
Cameroon  just  before  Christmas  for  the  1 25th  anniversary  of  the 
church  there.  Rev.  Long  gave  the  sermon  during  a  worship 
service  that  was  a  part  of  the  anniversary. 

Joan  Martin  Brown  of  Washington,  D.  C,  will  be  one  of  the 
Presbyterian  delegates  to  the  World  Convocation  on  Justice, 
Peace  and  the  Integrity  of  Creation  to  be  held  March  5-13  in 
Seoul,  Korea.  The  week-long  convocation  will  draw  550  official 
representatives  of  the  World  Council  of  Churches  member 
churches  and  other  faith  communities  and  organizations. 

Lynn  Tumage  of  the  Presbyterian  School  of  Christian  Educa- 
tion faculty  is  also  serving  the  Education  and  Congregational 
Nurture  Ministry  Unit  of  the  PCUSA.  She  will  assist  the  unit 
with  youth  and  singles  ministry  programs  on  a  part-time  basis. 

Suzanne  Lee  Corley  of  Bristol,  Va.  has  been  named  one  of  32 
American  Rhodes  Scholars.  She  attends  Presbyterian  College  in 
Clinton,  S.  C.  on  a  National  Presbyterian  College  Scholarship. 

Three  faculty  members  from  Johnson  C.  Smith  University 
participated  in  a  group  discussion  of  racial  ethnic  theological 
perspectives  in  the  predominantly  white  Presbyterian  Church 
(U.S.A.)  theological  institutions.  They  are  Melva  W.  Costen, 
the  Rev.  Gayraud  S.  Wilmore,  and  the  Rev.  Darius  L. 
Swann. 

The  first  issue  of  an  AIDS  newsletter  produced  by  three  Presby- 
terian agencies  last  fall,  includes  a  letter  from  the  Rev.  Venetta 
Baker,  who  serves  The  Covenant  Center  in  Morganton,  N.  C, 
and  a  sermon  on  AIDS  preached  by  the  Rev.  Harry  Holfelder 
at  the  First  and  Franklin  Street  Presbyterian  Church  in  Balti- 
more", Md. 

The  Rev.  Katie  Geneva  Cannon,  daughter  or  Mr.  and  Mrs. 
Esau  Cannon  of  Kannapolis,  N.  C,  attended  the  inaugural 
meeting  of  African  Women  Theologians  at  Trinity  College  in 
Accra,  Ghana. 

Rev.  Cannon,  the  first  African- American  clergywoman  in  the 
former  United  Presbyterian  Church,  was  ordained  by  the  former 
Catawba  Presbytery  in  April  1974. 

Kim  Warner  has  been  appointed  as  vice  president  of  external 
affairs  and  development  at  the  Presbyterian  School  of  Christian 
Education. 

Warner  comes  to  PSCE  from  San  Francisco  Theological 
Seminary,  where  he  was  director  of  seminary  relations.  He 
started  working  with  PSCE  in  January. 

Warner  is  a  doctoral  student  at  Fuller  Theological  Seminary. 
He  holds  a  master's  degree  from  SETS  and  a  bachelor's  degree 
from  San  Jose  State  University.  He  has  received  specialized 
training  in  fundraising  and  planned  giving  through  the  Council 
for  Advancement  and  Support  of  Education  and  the  Association 
of  Theological  Schools. 

John  F.  Payne,  former  executive  director  for  development  at 
the  Presbyterian  School  of  Christian  Education  in  Richmond, 
Va.,  has  been  appointed  vice  president  for  university  advance- 
ment and  planning  at  the  University  of  Dubuque  in  Iowa. 

Payne,  who  was  at  PSCE  for  seven  years,  holds  a  doctorate 
degree  from  Virginia  Commonwealth  University. 

Soon  Moak,  who  served  on  several  General  Assembly  racial 
ethnic  women's  concerns  committees  since  1981,  died  of  cancer 
Dec.  5  .  Services  were  held  Dec.  7  at  Richmond  (Va.)  Korean 
Presbyterian  Church. 

She  was  a  co-organizer  in  1982  of  the  Korean  American 
Presbyterian  Women  and  recently  served  as  its  president.  She 
also  was  a  member  of  the  Committee  of  Women  of  Color  and  had 
served  on  the  the  Task  Force  on  Racial  Ethnic  Concerns  and  the 
former  Committee  on  Racial  Ethnic  Women. 

The  first  wedding  in  the  Presbyterian  Center  in  Louisville  was 
for  Presbyterian  Survey  Assistant  Editor  Eva  Stimson  and 
News  Services  Associate  Jerry  Van  Marter  on  Nov.  25,  1989. 
Parents  of  the  bride  are  the  Rev.  and  Mrs.  Jamie  Stimson  of 
Statesville,  N.C. 

The  Montreat  Conference  Center  staff  and  conferees  attend- 
ing the  Older  Adult  Conference  donated  more  than  $3,000  to 
help  the  victims  of  Hurricane  Hugo. 

Conference  participants  collected  $2,710,  which  was  sent 
directly  to  New  Harmony  Presb3rtery  in  Florence,  S.  C.  Mon- 
treat's  staff  donated  $500  to  Hugo  relief  efforts  through  the 
nearby  Black  Mountain  Fire  Department. 

Two  more  youths  have  been  recognized  by  the  synod's  Catechism 
Fund.  Eleven-year-old  Hugh  Mcllwain  of  Red  Springs  (N.C.) 
Presbyterian  Church  and  1 0-year-old  Richard  Chaffin  of  Back 
Creek  (N.C.)  Presbj^erian  Church  memorized  and  recited  the 
Catechism  for  Young  Children. 

The  Catechism  Fund,  established  by  the  late  W.  H.  Belk, 
provides  a  cash  gift  and  certificate  to  boys  and  girls  15  and 
younger  who  recite  either  the  Catechism  for  Young  Children  or 
the  Shorter  Catechism. 


The  Presbyterian  News,  February  i^iKt,  r'age  5 


Three  St.  Andrew's  books  nominated  for  Pulitzers 


Three  books  published  by  St. 
Andrew's  Press  of  Laurinburg, 
N.C., — including  one  by  a 
Davidson  College  professor — 
have  been  nominated  for  1989 
Pulitzer  Prizes  in  poetry. 

The  St.  Andrew's  Press 
books  nominated  for  the  cov- 
eted prize,  which  will  be  an- 
nounced in  the  spring,  are  The 
Girl  in  the  Yellow  Raincoat. 
Around  the  Clock,  and  Mon- 
tefeltro  the  Hawk  Nose. 

Anthony  S.  Abbott,  chair- 
man of  the  Davidson  College 
English  Department,  is  author 
of  The  Girl  in  the  Yellow  Rain- 
coat. He  has  been  on  the 
Davidson  faculty  since  1964. 

Abbott  recently  won  two 
other  prizes:  first  place  in  the 
Crucible  Statewide  Poetry 
Contest  for  his  poem  "Long- 
ings" and  first  place  in  the 
James  Larkin  Pearson  contest 
sponsored  by  the  Poetry  Coun- 
cil of  North  Carolina  for  "Of 
Catchers." 

He  is  also  the  author  of  two 
critical  studies,  Shaw  and 
Christianity  (1965)  and  The 
Vital  Lie:  Reality  and  Illusion 
in  Modern  Drama  (1989). 
Abbott  did  not  start  writing 
and  publishing  poetry,  how- 
ever, until  after  he  was  40.  Up 
to  then,  his  life  conformed  to  a 
"typical  male  pattern" — col- 
lege, graduate  school,  mar- 

Davidson,  JCSU 
receive  Duke 
$700,000  grants 

The  Duke  Endowment  has 
awarded  $700,000  grants  to 
both  Davidson  College  and 
Johnson  C.  Smith  University, 
two  Presbyterian-related 
schools  in  North  Carolina. 

Davidson  College  will  use 
$450,000  of  the  grant  to  finance 
a  new  computerized  classroom 
and  other  campus  technology 
projects.  Another  $1 50,000  will 
be  used  for  student  programs, 
including  "Davidson  Plus,"  a 
values  and  community-build- 
ing program  for  freshmen. 

The  remaining  $1 00,000  will 
complete  funding  of  the  $1 
million  endowment  for  the 
James  B.  Duke  Professorship 
in  International  Studies. 

Johnson  C.  Smith  Univer- 
sity will  likewise  use  $200,000 
of  its  grant  for  the  JCSU  James 
B.  Duke  Professorship.  The 
balance  of  the  grant  will  be 
used  as  follows: 

•  $25,000  for  the  James  B. 
Duke  Memorial  Library  Fund; 

•  $65,000  for  the  Duke 
Endowed  Scholarship  Fund; 

•  $25,000  for  the  Duke 
Endowed  Summer  Abroad 
Scholarship  Program,  JCSU's 
newest  scholarship  program, 
which  will  provide  students 
with  the  opportunity  for  study 
abroad; 

•  $175,000  for  student  schol- 
arships; 

•  $30,000  for  library  jour- 
nals and  microfilm/fiche  read- 
ers; 

•  other  funds  for  renovation 
of  the  University  Church,  and 
purchasing  new  faculty  com- 
puters and  new  band  instru- 
ments. 

Founded  in  1924  by  North 
Carolina  industrialist  James 
Buchanan  Duke,  the  Duke 
Endowment  is  one  of  the  na- 
tions largest  private  founda- 
tions with  assets  of  more  than 
$900  million. 


riage,  children,  community 
involvement. 

"I  had  a  classic  mid-life  cri- 
sis," he  said.  "I  realized  there 
was  something  missing.  The 
emotional  part  of  me  was  hid- 
den because  I  had  developed  so 
rationally.  I  needed  to  get  in 
touch  with  this  side  of  myself." 

He's  been  writing  poetry  and 
fiction  for  about  15  years,  and 
his  works  have  won  numerous 


awards  and  appeared  in  such 
journals  as  the  Southern  Po- 
etry Review.  Southern  Hu- 
manities Review.  Anglican 
Theological  Review  and  New 
England  Review. 

"I  think  Tony  is  one  of  the 
most  acute  and  sensitive  intel- 
ligences in  the  poetry  world 
today,"  said  Ron  Bayes, 
founder  and  director  of  St. 
Andrew's  Press,  which  is  a  part 


of  St.  Andrew's  Presbyterian 
College  and  is  celebrating  its 
20th  anniversary. 

Bayes  was  also  recently 
honored  as  one  of  five  recipi- 
ents of  the  26th  annual  North 
Carolina  Awards  given  by  Gov. 
Jim  Martin. 

Soichi  Furuta,  an  adjunct 
professor  or  literature  at  St. 
Andrew's,  is  the  author  of 
Montefeltro  the  Hawk  Nose. 


Born  in  California  and  raised 
in  Japan,  Furuta  writes  poetry 
in  both  English  and  Japanese. 
He  is  also  a  designer  and  art 
consultant. 

Around  the  Clock  was  writ- 
ten by  Elizabeth  Bartlett  of 
San  Diego,  Calif  She  is  the 
author  of  more  than  12  books 
and  edited  Literary  Olympi- 
ans. 


Campus  Notes 


Davidson  College,  Davidson,  N.C. 

Booster  clubs  for  college  sports  programs  are  a  tradition.  Now 
Davidson  has  formed  a  type  of  booster  club  for  artistic  programs 
on  campus. 

The  new  Friends  of  the  Ari;s  will  rally  support  and  raise 
funds  from  members  of  the  local  community  for  the  college's 
music,  theatre  and  visual  arts  programs.  Friends  director  Ade- 
laide "Babs"  McKelway,  said  the  group  would  provide  support 
for  gallery  shows  for  the  visual  arts,  visiting  theatre  directors, 
and  musicians  in  residence. 

Assistant  Professor  of  History  Sally  G.  McMillen  has 
written  a  study  of  Antebellum  southern  women  that  reveals 
some  of  the  grimmer  side  of  women's  lives  before  the  Civil  War. 
In  researching  Motherhood  in  the  South,  she  found  that  these 
women  were  strong,  tough  and  forced  to  endure  much  pain  and 
sorrow. 

Antebellum  women  depended  on  a  strong  belief  in  God  and 
support  from  other  female  friends  and  relations  to  cope  with  the 
pain  of  their  societal  mission,  said  McMillen. 


Lees-McRae  College,  Banner  Elk,  N.C. 

Four  new  trustees  have  been  named  to  the  Lees-McRae  board. 
They  are  Edith  Colvard  Crutcher,  a  Lees-McRae  honors 
graduate  and  native  of  Ash  County,  N.C.  who  is  active  in  issue 
concerning  the  Native  American  community;  Larry  D.  Estridge, 
a  Greenville,  S.C.  attorney;  Joseph  A.  Sedlak,  founder  and 
chairman  of  Sedlak  Management  Consultants  of  Cleveland, 
Ohio;  and  Harriet  Pressly  Tucker,  a  Greensboro,  N.C,  resi- 
dent who  is  active  in  may  civic  organizations. 

Peace  College,  Raleigh,  N.C. 

A  retired  Raleigh  physician  has  made  the  initial  gift  toward  a 
$100,000  endowment  for  musical  performances  for  the  college 
and  community.  Dr.  Charles  F.  Williams  made  a  gift  of  stock  to 
establish  the  Betty  Vaiden  Wright  Williams  Music  Series  in 
honor  of  his  wife .  The  first  performances  will  be  during  the  1 990- 
91  academic  year. 

A  $34,100  gift  from  the  Edna  Sproull  Williams  Founda- 
tion of  Jacksonville,  Fla.  will  help  fund  renovation  of  the  Blue 
Parlor  of  the  Main  Building  at  Peace  College.  The  renovated 
room  will  be  used  as  the  college's  board  meeting  room. 

Winn  Dixie/Austin  Davis  Charities,  Inc.  of  Jacksonville, 
Fla.  has  given  the  college  an  unrestricted  $2,000  gift.  The 
donation  is  in  response  to  the  school's  annual  giving  fund  and 
will  be  used  for  general  operating  expenses.  Winn  Dixie  has  been 
a  sponsor  of  the  college  for  more  than  10  years. 


Johnson  C.  Smith  University,  Charlotte,  N.C. 

Several  hundred  Presbyterian  church  leaders  and  members  met 
at  the  university  for  a  special  session  of  the  Presbytery  of 
Charlotte. 

The  university's  1 989-90  admission's  publication  "Snapshots 
of  Excellence,"  was  recently  judge  "best  of  category"  by  the 
Printing  Industries  of  the  Carolinas,  Inc.  The  same  publication 
is  one  of  five  nominees  for  the  Lewis  E.  Kale  Memorial  Award  for 
the  best  use  of  color  and  design. 

Wachovia  Bank  &  Trust  Co.  donated  $2,250  to  the  univer- 
sity's United  Negro  College  Fund  Campaign. 

JCSU  will  host  the  13th  annual  Contemporary  Metrolina 
Afro-American  Art  Exhibition,  Feb.  4-28  in  Biddle  Hall  on 
the  Charlotte  campus.  This  showing  will  be  juried  and  cash 
prizes  will  be  awarded  to  three  artists. 

As  a  part  of  the  art  exhibition.  Dr.  Ragena  Perry,  noted 
author,  art  historian  and  Virginia  Commonwealth  University 
faculty  member,  will  give  at  lecture  at  10  a.m.  Tuesday,  Feb.  1 
on  "Black  Art  in  America." 

St.  Andrew's  Presbyterian  College 
Laurinburg,  N.C. 

The  family  of  the  late  Beulah  Averitt  Parker  has  established 
a  scholarship  fund  in  her  memory  at  St.  Andrew's.  The  endowed 


William 
Lodge 

Ideal  for  vacations,  seminars,  retreats,  and  meetings  of  all  kinds 


For  reservations  and  further  information,  call  or  write: 

Manager,  William  Black  Lodge 
P.O.  Box  818,  Montreal,  NC  28757 
Phone  (704)  669-6314 


scholarship  will  generate  annual  earning  of  at  least  $2,000  for 
the  benefit  of  students  from  Sampson  County  and  surrounding 
counties  who  attend  St.  Andrew's. 

Mrs.  Parker  was  an  alumna  of  Flora  McDonald  College,  which 
merged  with  Presbyterian  Junior  College  to  form  St.  Andrew's. 
She  served  as  a  trustee  of  both  Flora  McDonald  and  St.  An- 
drew's. 

BellSouth  Foundation  in  December  awarded  St.  Andrew's 
a  $40,000  grant  to  begin  a  program  of  faculty  internships  and  to 
establish  a  program  to  encourage  disabled  students  to  consider 
career  opportunities  in  the  sciences. 

Debating  for  102  continuous  hours  has  landed  four  St. 
Andrew's  students  in  record  books.  The  debate  society  members 
chose  World  Hunger  as  their  debate-a-thon  topic  and  used  the 
opportunity  to  focus  attention  on  the  issue  of  starvation  and 
possible  solution.  Money  from  pledges  for  the  event  was  donated 
to  local  efforts  to  fight  starvation  and  malnutrition.  A  canned 
food  drive  was  also  held  concurrently  with  the  debate. 

Dr.  Mary  "Mel"  Bringle  and  Dr.  Lawrence  Schulz  have 
been  appointed  joint  holders  of  the  college's  Jefferson-Pilot 
Professorship.  Dr.  Bringle  is  an  associate  professor  of  religion. 
Dr.  Schulz  is  an  associate  professor  of  politics  and  chairman  of 
the  politics  program  at  St.  Andrew's. 


Warren  Wilson  College,  Swannanoa,  N.C. 

The  Z.  Smith  Reynolds  Foundation,  Inc.  has  awarded  a 
$20,000  grant  to  support  the  Enhancement  of  Teaching  Project 
at  Warren  Wilson  College.  The  grant  for  the  collaborative  effort 
with  Asheville  High  School,  will  be  presented  at  the  rate  of 
$10,000  for  each  of  two  years. 

The  project  will  recognize  annually  one  faculty  member  from 
each  institution  for  quality  teaching  and  classroom  direction. 
The  teachers  will  collaborate  to  benefit  from  dialogue,  construc- 
tive critique,  and  interaction  among  faculty  and  students  on 
both  campuses. 

A  13-day  "phonothon"  during  November  raise  $100,1 72  for 
Warren  Wilson's  annual  fund  campaign.  Director  of  Alumni 
Affairs  said  there  were  2,616  pledges,  with  alumni  accounting 
for  more  than  half  the  total.  More  than  200  students,  staff, 
alumni  and  friends  of  the  college  volunteered  for  the  fund  raising 
event. 

The  phonothon  kicked  off  the  annual  fund  campaign,  which 
seeks  to  raise  $775,000  in  unrestricted  gifts  by  June  30. 


Albemarle 


Full-Service 
Rental  &  Life  Care 
Retirement 
Living 


The  Reverend 
Harold  J.  Dudley,  D.D. 


"Twelve  months  ago,  Mrs.  Dudley  (Avis)  and  I  settled 
at  The  Albemarle.  It  is  a  Retirement  Community  'Par 
Excellence',  located  close  to  banks,  shops,  post  office, 
etc.  The  food  and  services  are  superior." 


For  additional  information  call  (919)  823-2799  or  mail 
this  form  to  The  Albemarle,  200  Trade  Street,  Tarboro, 
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Presbyterian  Family  Ministries 

Barium  Springs  Home  for  Children 


Vol.  V,  No.  12 


February  1990 


Lisa  S.  Crater,  Editor 


Christmas  at  Barium  merry 
despite  record-breaking  cold; 
Cannon  Funds  spread  cheer! 


...Or  so 
it  seems 


Earle  Frazier,  ACSW, 
Executive  Director 


In  1989  the  monies  received 
for  Christmas  from  the  Joseph 
F.  Cannon  Christmas  Trust 
were  once  again  put  to  good 
use  by  each  of  the  Home's  three 
programs. 

Cannon,  in  a  will  dated  1 932, 
set  up  a  trust  naming  1 0  North 
Carolina  institutions,  includ- 
ing Barium  Springs,  to  receive 
10  percent  of  the  trust's  an- 
nual income.  The  only  stipula- 
tion of  the  funds  is  that  they  be 
used  to  bring  "happiness  and 
cheer"  to  the  children  at  Christ- 
mas time. 

The  funds  are  divided  be- 
tween the  Adolescent  Center, 
Pre-Adolescent  Center  and 
Family  and  Child  Development 
Center  and  are  used  to  buy 
Christmas  Decorations  and 
wrapping  paper,  to  buy  a  nice 
individual  gift  for  each  child, 
and  to  pay  for  Christmas  ac- 
tivities for  the  children. 

The  Adolescent  Center  used 
part  of  their  money  to  treat  the 
children  to  a  pizza  lunch  and  a 
movie.  Cottage  staff  picked  out 


Children  from  Pre-Ad  decorate  a  live  Christmas  tree  that 
was  planted  in  place  of  a  tree  lost  during  Hugo. 


gifts  for  each  child  in  their 
cottage  and  some  of  the  money 
was  also  used  to  buy  new  books 
for  the  Adolescent  Center 
school. 

The  Pre-Adolescent  Center 
children  made  luminaries  to 
line  the  sidewalks  between 
their  cottages.  They  gathered 
around  their  live  Christmas 


tree,  which  they  decorated  with 
ornaments  they  made  out  of 
popcorn,  cranberries,  cereal 
and  bird  seed,  and  sang  Christ- 
mas carols  before  returning  to 
their  cottages  and  opening  their 
individual  gifts.  The  Center 


Mrs.  Chessie  Harris,  founder 
of  the  Harris  Home  for  Chil- 
dren in  Huntsville,  Alabama, 
gave  the  following  opening 
prayer  at  the  March  1977 
SEGCCA  meeting  in  Savan- 
nah, Georgia: 

"Holy  Father,  within  the 
sanctuary  of  Whose  heart  there 
is  ever  a  shelter  for  all  baffled 
minds  and  burdened  hearts, 
we  seek  again  the  counsel  and 
consolation  of  Thine  under- 
standing love.  We  reach  past 
the  things  we  cannot  under- 
stand to  catch  the  hand  of  God 
who  understands  us. 

At  the  spring  of  Thy  peace 
we  would  quench  our  parched 
souls.  In  the  midst  of  life's 
tumult  and  turmoil,  we  would 
be  still  and  know  that  Thou  art 
God.  Give  unto  us  the  quiet 
certainty  that  over  all  our  ways 
broods  Thy  wisdom  and  love, 
and  behind  all  darkness  there 
is  the  radiance  of  Thy  glory. 

For  those  children  who  walk 


the  lonely  path  that  falls 
through  the  valley  of  disillu- 
sionment, those  who,  because 
hopes  have  been  long  deferred, 
are  sick  of  heart,  those  whose 
faith  falters  in  the  face  of  the 
mysteries  of  Thy  Providence, 
we  pray  Thy  strength  and 
wisdom.  For  eyes  blinded  with 
tears  and  minds  haunted  with 
regrets,  for  those  who,  because 
of  faded  hopes,  feel  that  noth- 
ing matters  now,  for  the  weary 
and  heavy  laden,  we  plead  Thy 
comfort  and  peace. 

Give  to  those  whose  cheeks 
are  flushed  with  victory,  in 
whose  hearts  sing  the  rh3^hms 
of  joy,  who  have  sown  well  and 
reaped  abundantly,  the  grace 
to  carry  a  full  cup  humbly  in 
the  days  of  their  prosperity. 

Today  may  we  put  full  trust 
and  be  confident  of  You  both 
hearing  and  answering  our 
prayers." 


Staff  and  children  at  the  Adolescent  Center  enjoying  a 
wonderful  Christmas  lunch. 


Sue  Baker,  wife  of  Director  of  Development  Reade  Baker, 
helped  the  Pre-Ad.  children  make  Christmas  gifts  of 
jewelry. 


used  some  of  the  funds  to  buy 
new  books  for  the  Pre-Adoles- 
cent Center  school  library. 


Barium  Springs  alumni  news 


Mr.  Jon  Leroy  Sossamon 

died  in  Bryson  City,  N.C.,  on 
October  26,  1989.  He  was  the 
son  of  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Leroy 
Sossamon,  both  of  whom  were 
teachers  at  Barium  Springs  in 
the  1930's.  The  teacher,  Leroy 
Sossamon,  wrote  poetry  and 
had  several  books  of  poetry 
published  and  brought  them  to 
homecoming  one  year. 

Alumni  Vance  Smith,  Jr.,  of 

Statesville,  died  November  19, 
1989  at  his  home.  He  was  re- 
tired from  the  shipping  depart- 
ment of  the  JC  Penny  Distri- 
bution Company.  During  World 
War  II  he  served  in  the  36th  in- 
fantry Division  and  was 
awarded  two  Purple  hearts  and 
a  Bronze  Star  for  bravery  while 
serving  in  Italy. 

Mr.  Smith  is  survived  by  his 
wife,  Helen  Moore  Smith;  on 
son,  Michael  Smith  of  Char- 
lotte; one  daughter,  Mrs. 
Slielley  vS.  Danon  of  Van  Nuys, 
CA;  on  brotlier  Melvin  Smith 
of  Kfc;na:"!.sv-i]!e;  three  .sisters, 


Mrs.  Gertrude  Welborn  and 
Mrs.  Flora  Mae  Dunlap  of  High 
Point,  and  Mrs.  Lillie  Belle 
Dorton  of  Pinellas  Park,  FL; 
and  three  grandchildren. 

Mr.  J.  David  Flowers,  Class 
of  1939,  retired  from  Harrel- 
son  Ford,  Inc.  in  Charlotte  on 
July  15,1 989.  Alumni  can  write 
to  him  at  his  home:  5630  Kings- 
gate  Place,  #K,  Charlotte,  N.C. 
28226-4210. 

Mrs.  Louise  Russell  Loflin, 

Class  of 1939,  died  of  cancer  on 
November  17,  1989  in  Fay- 
etteville,  N.C. 

Mrs.  Loflin's  son,  James 
Russell,  said  that  his  mother 
had  many  fond  memories  of 
Barium  Springs  and  had  ex- 
pressed desire  on  several  occa- 
sions to  return,  especially  at 
Homecoming,  but  never  had. 

Mr.  Milton  J.  Gaskill,  Class 
of  1936,  died  of  cancer  on  No- 
vember 30,  1989,  in  Raleigh, 
N.C.  according  to  Alumnus 
Charles  Gallyon.  He  is  survived 


by  his  wife,  Lillian  Gaskill. 

Mr.  Gaskill's  family  has 
asked  that  in  lieu  of  flowers, 
contributions  be  made  to  the 
Milton  J.  Gaskill  Memorial  En- 
dowment Fund  at  Barium 
Springs  Home  for  Children. 

Mr.  Donald  Ray  Bolton, 

Class  of  1943,  died  December 
12,  1989,  in  Statesville,  N.C. 
He  had  been  ill  for  three  weeks. 
In  1946,  Mr.  Bolton  married 
the  former  Mary  Lucille  Sher- 
rill,  who  preceded  him  in  death 
on  September  15,1 985.  He  was 
retired  as  a  salesman  for  Sher- 
rill  Machine  Company. 

Surviving  him  are  two  sons, 
Donald  Ray  Bolton,  Jr.,  of 
Cleveland;  and  Dean  Sherrill 
Bolton,  of  Mooresville;  one 
daughter.  Miss  Mary  Lou 
Bolton  of  the  home;  one  sister, 
Mrs.  Elease  B.  Cook,  of 
Wadesboro;  and  four  half-sis- 
ters, Mrs.  Mavis  B.  Carroll, 
Mrs.  Myrtle  B.  Cook,  Mrs. 
Margie  B.  Ham  and  Mrs.  Nel- 
lie B.  Jordan,  all  of  Delco. 


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for  their  classrooms. 

Each  child  received  an  indi- 
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Claus.  Some  of  the  funds  were 
also  used  to  buy  materials 
which  the  children  will  enjoy 
all  year. 


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Bible  Study  Lesson  6,  February  1990 


'Prepared  to  Make  a  Defense'  (I  Peter  3:8-17) 


The  Presbyterian  News,  February  19&0,  Page  7 

Mary  Boney  Sheats  is  author  of  A  Faith  More 
Precious  Than  Gold,  the  1989-90  Bible  study 


By  MARY  BONEY  SHEATS 

Be  Prepared/  Don't  Worry 

What  do  we  do  when  one 
text  of  Scripture  seems  to 
countermand  another?  Of 
course  we  look  to  see  what  the 
circumstances  were  and  what 
the  context  says. 

In  I  Peter  3:15  the  apostle  is 
advising  his  readers  "Always 
be  prepared  to  make  a  defense 
to  any  one  who  calls  you  to  ac- 
count for  the  hope  that  is  in 
you."  The  Gospel  of  Mark  rec- 
ords that  Jesus  told  his  dis- 
ciples, "When  they  bring  you  to 
trial  and  deliver  you  up,  do  not 
be  anxious  beforehand  what 
you  are  to  say;  but  say  what- 
ever is  given  you  in  that  hour, 
for  it  is  not  you  who  speak,  but 
the  Holy  Spirit."  (Mark  13:11/ 
Matt.  10:19-20) 

One  command  emphasizes 
careful  preparation  and  readi- 
ness to  speak;  the  other  as- 
sures that  words  will  be  sup- 
plied when  they  are  needed. 
The  author  of  I  Peter  is  calling 
for  homework  to  be  done,  be- 
fore a  crisis  situation,  on  what 
you  truly  believe,  especially  in 
testimony  to  "the  hope  that  is 
in  you." 

The  gospel  writer  is  speak- 
ing of  a  captive  situation  in 
which  Jesus'  followers  will  be 
in  danger  of  their  lives,  need- 
ing to  trust  completely  in  the 
resources  of  the  Holy  Spirit.  In 
each  case  there  is  the  expecta- 
tion of  confrontation  and  in 
each  case  a  warning  against 
anxiety. 

Unity  of  Spirit 

Peter's  exhortation  comes 
after  he  has  called  on  his  read- 


ers to  be  in  subjection  to  those 
in  authority  over  them,  accept- 
ing the  social  standards  of  the 
day.  Then,  as  he  thinks  toward 
the  end  of  what  he  wants  to  say 
to  all  the  exiles  of  the  disper- 
sion, he  gives  a  comprehensive 
command,  "Finally,  all  of  you." 
(I  Peter  3:8) 

The  characteristics  of  be- 
havior he  then  asks  for  are  at 
the  heart  of  the  Christian  mes- 
sage, and  they  are  centered  in 
"unity  of  spirit."  Someone  has 
suggested  that  the  series  of 
five  words  used  in  this  verse 
might  be  read  in  reverse. 

•We  should  first  get  our 
thinking  straight,  and  have  "a 
humble  mind."  This  means  to 
be  of  a  modest  frame  of  mind.  It 
does  not  mean  that  all  church 
members  should  have  the  same 
opinions,  but  that  they  should 
respect  the  ideas  of  others. 

•  This  humility  should  evoke 
in  us  "a  tender  heart,"  a  heart 
with  compassion. 

•Our  compassion  will  be 
especially  shown  in  our  love  for 
those  in  our  own  faith-family: 
those  we  call  "brothers" — and 
sisters. 

•Then  our  sympathy  will 
extend  to  a  wider  field  and 
encompass  others  in  our  car- 
ing, culminating  in  that... 

•Unity  of  spirit  God  wants 
for  his  people. 

There  are  differences  be- 
tween and  among  Christians, 
but  none — not  one — should  be 
greater  that  the  common  bond 
in  Jesus  Christ.  One  of  the 
amazing  joys  of  the  Christian 
life  is  to  be  found  in  the  genu- 
ine fellowship  we  can  realize 
with  people  whose  ideas  on 


certain  subjects  are  the  com- 
plete opposite  of  our  own. 

The  uniqueness  of  the  Chris- 
tian bond  lies  in  the  fact  that 
loyalty  to  our  Lord  transcends 
all  other  differences.  Christ 
promised  that  the  badge  of 
discipleship  would  be  our  love 
for  one  another.  (John  13:35) 
And  the  unity  of  that  love  comes 
out  in  Jesus  High  Priestly 
Prayer  when  he  asks  God  "that 
they  may  all  be  one."  (John 
17:21) 

You  Have  Been  Called 

For  the  fourth  time  in  this 
epistle  the  author  reminds  his 
readers  that  they  have  been 
called  by  God. 

•"...he  who  called  you  is 
holy."  (1:15) 

•"...the  wonderful  deeds  of 
him  who  called  you."  (2:9) 

•"...to  this  Isufferingl  you 
have  been  called."  (2:21) 
In  3:9  he  repeats  "...to  this  you 
have  been  called,"  meaning 
here,  you  have  been  called  to 
reject  returning  evil  for  evil, 
thus  you  may  obtain  a  bless- 
ing. We  will  be  blessed  if  we 
bless  others.  A.M.  Hunter's 
definition  is  especially  apt:  "To 
bless  is  to  wish  well,  and  to 
turn  the  wish  into  a  prayer." 

You  have  been  called  by  the 
God  who  is  holy,  the  God  of  a 
marvelous  history,  the  God 
who,  in  Jesus  Christ,  suffered. 
What  a  marvelous  heritage — 
and  challenge!  We  have  been 
called  to  live  a  life  of  unity  and 
love. 

What  You  Say/What  You  Do 

The  author  of  I  Peter  recog- 
nizes the  importance  of  speech, 
of  being  careful  of  what  we  say 
as  well  as  what  we  do.  His 


quotation  from  Psalm  34  bears 
this  out.  A  happy  life  of  "good 
days"  results  from  our  turning 
away  from  evil  by  guarding  the 
tongue  and  "doing  right." 

What  harm  the  tongue  does 
when  it  is  not  curbed!  How 
many  times  we  have  been 
grateful  that  we  "bit  our 
tongue"  rather  than  saying 
something  harmful  or  spiteful! 
Read  what  the  Letter  of  James 
has  to  say  about  the  fearsome 
responsibility  of  the  tongue  in 
James  3:3-12. 

The  unity  of  spirit  that  I 
Peter  calls  for  is  rooted  in 
speaking  right,  doing  right,  and 
being  diligent  in  seeking  peace. 
Pursuing  Peace 

Peace,  between  and  among 
nations,  families,  and  church 
members  is  not  something  that 
can  be  taken  for  granted.  No 
matter  how  strong  the  "ties  that 
bind"  are — and  sometimes 
because  those  ties  are  strong — 
peace  among  the  brothers  and 
sisters  does  not  come  without 
hard  work. 

One  of  the  ministry  units  of 
our  denomination  has  Peace- 
making in  its  title  (Social  Jus- 
tice and  Peacemaking),  indi- 
cating that  Presbyterians  rec- 
ognize peace  as  a  vital  part  of 
faith  and  a  challenge  that  takes 
diligent,  constant  effort. 

Jesus  made  peacemaking 
one  of  the  beatitudes,  calling 
those  who  make  peace  "sons  of 
God."  These  children  of  God 
work  at  healing  estrangement, 
building  of  bridges,  insisting 
on  justice,  practicing  forbear- 
ance. Jesus  left  his  followers  as 
a  legacy,  peace,  when  in  his 
farewell   discourse  he  an- 


nounced, "My  peace  I  leave  with 
you."  (John  14:27) 
Suffer  for 

Righteousness  Sake 

In  spite  of  all  you  may  do  to 
promote  unity  and  peace,  to 
say  and  do  what  is  right,  you 
may  get  into  trouble.  Your  very 
faith  in  Christ  may  lead  evil 
people  to  want  to  punish  you. 
When  that  happens,  you  are  to 
stand  firm,  testifying  to  your 
hope  with  gentleness,  rever- 
ence, and  a  clear  conscience. 

Thus  you  will  be  able  to  claim 
the  promise  of  Christ  that  in 
such  an  hour  of  trial  the  Holy 
Spirit  will  speak  through  you. 
Suggested  Activities 

1 .  Read  together  all  of  Psalm 
34,  from  which  the  author  of  I 
Peter  is  quoting  in  3:10-12. 
Since  the  psalm  is  an  alpha- 
betical acrostic  (each  verse 
begins  with  a  succeeding  letter 
of  the  22-letter  Hebrew  alpha- 
bet), it  lends  itself  well  to  hav- 
ing the  verses  read  by  different 
individuals  in  succession.  The 
slight  variations  between  the 
verses  quoted  and  our  Old 
Testament  text  of  the  psalm 
are  due  to  the  fact  that  the 
New  Testament  is  quoting  from 
the  Greek  Bible  (LXX,  The  Sep- 
tuagint )  and  our  English  trans- 
lation is  based  on  the  Hebrew 
text. 

2.  Sing  the  hymn  based  on 
Psalm  34,  #412  in  the  red 
Hvmnbook:  "The  Lord  I  Will  at 
All  Times  Bless." 

3.  Go  through  the  New  Tes- 
tament and  look  for  evidence  of 
the  challenge  to  "unity  of  spirit" 
for  which  the  author  of  I  Peter 
asks  in  3:8.  You  might  start 
with  Acts  4:32. 


Lesson  7,  March  1 990 

'From  Death  to  Life  Through  Water' 


This  passage,  though  as  diffi- 
cult as  any  in  I  Peter,  attempts 
to  answer  two  questions  that 
have  always  puzzled  Chris- 
tians: (a)  Where  was  Christ 
between  his  entombment  and 
his  resurrection  appearances? 
and  (b)  How  could  a  chance  at 
salvation  be  given  those  who 
did  not  live  to  see  Christ? 
Purpose:  To  Bring  us  to  God 

Before  getting  to  these  ques- 
tions, the  writer  begins  with 
the  central  assertion  of  the 
Christian  message:  "Christ 
died  for  sins."  (1  Peter  3:18) 
The  author  has  been  telling  his 
readers  that  suffering — their 
suffering — may  have  a  vicari- 
ous effect,  and  here  he  gives 
the  example  and  purpose  of 
Christ's  death.  The  purpose  of 
that  death,  which  seemed  on 
the  surface  to  be  unmitigated 
tragedy,  the  height  and  depth 
and  culmination  of  injustice, 
was  that  Christ  "might  bring 
us  to  God."  Though  we  have 
been  separated  from  God  by 
sin,  on  the  cross  of  Christ,  God's 
own  self  overcomes  that  es- 
trangement. As  an  unknown 
poet  has  put  it, 

Whoso  draws  nigh 
to  God  one  step 
through  doubtings  dim, 

God  will  advance  a  mile 
in  blazing  light  to  him. 

A  truer  assurance  is  that  in 
fact  God  has  already  taken  the 
first  step  toward  us,  in  that, 
through  Christ,  life  follows 
death. 

From  1  Peter  3:11  to  4:6, 
contrast  is  drawn  between  flesh 
and  spirit,  with  flesh  repre- 
senting death  and  spirit  af- 


firming life.  Christ  really  died, 
but  death  did  not  hold  him;  he 
was  "made  alive  in  the  spirit." 

The  two  verses  that  speak 
to  the  questions  of  place  and 
time,  where  Christ  was  and 
what  he  was  doing  between 
his  burial  and  the  resurrec- 
tion, are  3:19  and  4:6.  This  is 
the  only  section  of  the  new 
Testament  that  deals  with 
these  matters,  and  the  state- 
ment in  the  Apostles'  Creed, 
"he  descended  into  hell,"  de- 
rives from  this  passage.  The 
early  church,  in  speaking  to 
the  "where"  and  "what"  ques- 
tions, surmised  that  Jesus 
went  to  the  place  of  departed 
spirits  and  gave  them  the  good 
news  of  God's  salvation. 

It  is  important  to  remember 
that  for  the  Hebrews,  what 
later  developed  as  a  place  of 
eternal  punishment  was  at  first 
the  subterranean  area  known 
as  She'ol  (Shay-ole).  This  was 
where  all  people,  good  and  bad, 
went  after  death.  (See  the  de- 
scription of  Samuel  in  She'ol  in 
1  Samuel  28:8-19)  The  dead 
were  thought  of  as  "shades," 
and  were  believed  to  wander 
about  in  a  kind  of  shadowy 
existence.  Although  the  word 
is  usually  translated  "hell"  in 
our  English  Bibles,  there  is  not 
a  moral  stigma  attached  to 
She'ol.  The  Psalmist  claims 
that  God  is  present  there.  (See 
Ps.  139:8b— "If  I  make  my  bed 
in  Sheol,  thou  art  there!") 

If  we  think  of  Jesus  as  "de- 
scending into  She'ol"  to  preach 
to  those  who  had  not  had  an 
opportunity  to  know  of  the  ful- 
ness of  God's  love,  this  can  be  a 


reassuring  affirmation  as  we 
"say  what  we  believe"  using 
the  words  of  the  Apostles' 
Creed.  God  is  the  God  of  the 
living  and  of  those  who  have 
died.  One  sure  and  welcome 
conclusion  we  can  hold  onto 
from  the  concept  of  Christ's 
preaching  "to  the  spirits  in 
prison"  (3:19)  "even  to  the  dead" 
(4:6)  is  that  there  is  no  getting 
beyond  God's  love  and  care,  in 
life  or  in  death. 
The  Example  of  Noah 

When  our  author  wants  to 
illustrate  God's  Salvation  avail- 
able for  all  human  beings,  he 
does  not  depend  on  the  Je\vish 
history  which  began  with  Abra- 
ham in  Genesis  12.  He  goes 
before  that  to  antediluvian 
times  noted  for  their  extreme 
wickedness.  (Gen.  6:5;11-12) 
He  contrasts  the  obedience  of 
Noah  and  his  family  with  the 
disobedience  of  those  contem- 
poraries who  did  not  antici- 
pate or  prepare  for  the  flood. 

Imagine  the  teasing  Noah, 
his  wife,  sons,  and  daughters- 
in-law  must  have  endured  as 
they  persisted  in  obeying  the 
command  of  God  and  building 
a  huge  boat  on  dry  land  under 
cloudless  skies!  Then  the  rains 
came.  While  the  water  caused 
all  the  other  earthlings  to 
drown,  it  was  the  water,  float- 
ing the  ark,  that  enabled  Noah's 
family  to  survive.  The  author 
here  assumes  that  Noah  was 
living  according  to  the  spirit, 
his  neighbors,  according  to  the 
flesh.  And  the  exiles  to  whom 
Peter  is  writing  know  what  it 
is  to  suffer  ridicule  for  their 
faith. 


Baptism 

In  verse  21  of  Chapter  3  the 
nature  and  purpose  of  water 
shifts  to  that  of  baptism.  Noah 
was  saved  by  water  from  the 
flood;  God's  people  are  now 
saved  by  the  water  of  baptism. 
Noah  prepared  by  building  an 
ark;  we  prepare  by  being  bap- 
tized and  joining  the  church. 

While  the  sacrament  of 
baptism  seems  to  be  abruptly 
introduced  in  Peter's  argu- 
ment, the  connection  which  the 
early  church  made  between 
baptism  and  the  resurrection 
must  be  assumed.  Paul  in 
Romans  6:4  makes  this  espe- 
cially clear  when  he  writes,  "We 
were  buried  therefore  with  him 
by  baptism  into  death,  so  that 
as  Christ  was  raised  from  the 
dead  by  the  glory  of  the  Father, 
we  too  might  walk  in  newness 
of  life." 

The  newness  of  life  that 
baptism  brings  to  the  believer 
is  not  merely  cleansing  but  it 
has  a  moral  connotation,  "an 
appeal  lor  pledge)  to  God  for  a 
clear  conscience."  (1  Peter  3:21) 
The  salvation  that  baptism 
offers  brings  the  Christian 
directly  through  Christ's  res- 
urrection and  ascension  to  his 
glorious  position  of  complete 
dominion  at  the  right  hand  of 
God.  This  glory  was  not  cheaply 
won,  but  came  as  the  result  of 
Christ's  suffering  "in  the  flesh." 
The  Will  of  the  Flesh 
vs.  the  Will  of  God 

When  we  read  in  1  Peter  4:1 , 
"Whoever  has  suffered  in  the 
flesh  has  ceased  from  sin,"  we 
do  a  double-take.  How  can  this 
be?  No  one  save  our  Lord  is 
sinless.  This  puzzling  state- 
ment serves  to  underline  the 
seriousness  with  which  bap- 
tism is  to  be  taken.  Paul's  words 


in  Romans  6:5-11  help  us  un- 
derstand what  Peter  is  sajdng. 

If  we  have  been  brought  to 
God  by  Christ's  suffering, 
death,  resurrection,  and  exal- 
tation; if  we  have  accepted  that 
God's  good  news  was  made 
available  for  all  who  have  lived 
and  died  through  the  centu- 
ries; if  we  have  accepted  bap- 
tism, resolving  to  live  in  God's 
spirit  by  following  God's  will — 
then  this  is  to  say  we  can  never 
be  the  same  again.  It  is  true 
that  we  will  sin;  but  is  is  also 
true  that  we  can  never  enjoy  it 
as  we  did  before  our  choosing 
to  be  claimed  by  God!  We  have 
been  brought  from  death  to  life 
through  water — water  fur- 
nished by  one  who  said,  "Who- 
ever drinks  of  the  water  that  I 
shall  give  him  will  never  thirst." 
(John  4:14) 

Suggested  Activities 

1 .  Have  someone  look  up  in 
a  Bible  dictionary  the  words 
"Sheol,"  "hell,"  and  "Hades," 
and  make  the  distinction  be- 
tween these  terms  clear  to  the 
group.  In  Alan  Richardson's  A 
Theological  Word  Book  of  the 
Bible  the  articles  on  "Descend" 
(Descent  into  Hell)  and  "Hell, 
Sheol,  etc."  are  thorough. 

2.  If  you  did  not  deal  with 
the  meaning  of  baptism  in 
Lesson  3  'Tou  Shall  be  Holy," 
follow  through  with  the  sug- 
gestions made  on  pages  81-82 
of  the  study  guide's  "Aids  for 
Bible  Study  Leaders." 

3.  One  strong  message  from 
this  lesson  is  that  wherever 
people  are,  there  Christ  is  to 
save.  Discuss  the  implications 
of  this  conviction  for  our  evan- 
gelistic efforts 


Page  8, 1'he  Presbyterian  News,  February  1990 

Edwards  Hired 


After  working  for  1 5  months  to 
secure  exempt  staff  persons  for 
the  Presbytery  of  New  Hope, 
the  exempt  staff  search  com- 
mittee completed  its  task  at 
the  Nov.  18  meeting  of  the 
Presbytery  of  New  Hope. 

In  their  search  for  the  staff 
associate/church  and  society 
they  received  1 7  dossiers;  three 
dossiers  were  from  females;  12 
dossiers  were  from  racial  eth- 
nics. They  interviewed  three 
persons.  The  result  was  the 
nomination  and  election  of  the 
Rev.  Larry  Vance  Edwards. 

Other  staff  positions  previ- 
ously filled  have  been  those  of 
Al  Thomas  as  the  executive 
presbyter,  Charles  Noonan  as 
staff  associate  for  finance/ 
treasurer,  Ms.  Marilyn  Hein 
as  the  staff  associate/congre- 
gational nurture,  and  the  Rev. 
Alexander  McGeachy  as  the 


staff  associate/general  pastor. 

Rev.  Edwards  received  his 
master  of  divinity  from 
Johnson  C.  Smith  Seminary, 
Atlanta,  Ga.  He  received  a 
bachelor  of  science  from  Cen- 
tral University,  Wilberforce, 
Ohio  and  a  master  of  science 
from  the  University  of  Dayton, 
Dayton,  Ohio. 

Rev.  Edwards  previously 
served  as  pastor  of  St.  Paul 
Presbyterian  Church,  Louis- 
burg,  N.C.  He  has  also  served 
as  a  Christian  education  in- 
tern in  Decatur,  Ga.  and  as 
organist/choir  director  in  At- 
lanta, Ga.  Prior  to  this  he  was 
a  teacher  with  the  Dayton 
(Ohion)  Board  of  Education. 

Rev.  Edwards  lists  among 
his  hobbies  and  interests,  cook- 
ing, playing  the  organ  and 
piano,  and  all  types  of  gospel 
music. 


Servant  leadership 
conference  iVIarch  31 


"Servant  Leadership" 
A  day  to  explore  Christian 
service  with  faculty  members 
from  Presbyterian  School  of 
Christian  Education  will  be 
held  March  31,  1990  at  Star- 
mount  Presbyterian  Church, 
Greensboro,  N.C. 

Dr.  Lee  C.  Barett  III,  asso- 
ciate professor  of  Christian 
education  will  lead  a  workshop 
"Styles  of  Servant  Leadership." 

This  workshop  will  examine 
the  theme  of  servant  leader- 
ship in  the  Christian  tradition, 
considering  its  relationship  to 
prayer,  spiritual  growth  and 
social  justice.  The  role  of  ser- 
vant leadership  in  the  life  of 
the  individual  and  in  society 
will  be  examined. 

Estelle  R.  McCarthy,  as- 
sociate professor  of  Christian 
education,  will  lead  a  work- 
shop "Spiritual  Growth  for 
Servants.."  Essential  to  faith- 
ful discipleship  is  time  apart 
for  solitude  and  prayer. 

This  workshop  will  provide 
opportunity  to  explore  these 
matters  in  several  ways.  It  will 
include  information  on  meth- 
ods and  resources. 

Dr.  Isabel  Rogers,  profes- 
sor of  applied  Christianity,  will 
lead  a  workshop  "Ethics  of 


Servanthood."  The  group  will 
explore  what  it  means  to  be 
"servants  of  the  God  of  heaven 
and  earth." 

As  Ezra  puts  it,  we  can  serve 
confidently,  trusting  in  the 
sovereign  God,  but  we  serve 
that  God's  purpose  at  what- 
ever cost — God's  purpose  of 
justice  and  reconciliation  and 
shalom.  To  serve  God  is  to  know 
both  joy  and  responsibility. 

Dr.  Heath  K.  Rada,  Presi- 
dent of  PSCE  will  lead  a  work- 
shop "Faithfulness  in  the. 
Workplace." 

This  workshop  will  focus  on 
the  reality  that  it  is  God  we 
serve,  whatever  our  occupation 
may  be.  The  central  question 
will  be:  how  can  we  "glorify  and 
enjoy  God"  in  and  through  our 
daily  work? 

Coffee  and  registration  will 
be  at  9  a.m.  with  the  welcome 
and  worship  at  10  a.m. 

Participants  will  be  asked 
to  choose  one  workshop  to  at- 
tend from  10:30 — noon  and 
another  workshop  to  attend 
from  1 :30— 2:50  p.m.  There  will 
be  a  question  and  answer  time 
from  3  to  3:30  p.m. 

The  $10  registration  in- 
cludes lunch  for  the  partici- 
pants. Child  care  will  be  pro- 
vided. 


Resources  available 


Resources  now  available  at  the 
presbytery  office: 

Videos 

East  Africa — "Lift  Up  Your 
Hearts,"  a  portrait  of  an  Afri- 
can pastor;  "Presbyterian  Heri- 
tage in  Kenya" 

Haiti — "Beyond  the  Moun- 
tain, "  partnership  of  former 
Mecklenburg  Presbytery  with 
Haiti 

Bangladesh — "Crossing 
the  Bridge,"  Christian  Health 
Project 

China — Two  videos  that 
have  been  updated  to  include 
recent  events:  Part  I — TThe 
Growth  of  Protestant  Christi- 
anity in  China,"  Part  II — 
"Mission  of  the  Amity  Founda- 
tion" 

Overview  of  Presbyte- 
rian Missions 

"Understanding  the  Global 
Oi  v;rcb.  "  vignettes  of  programs 


of  evangelism,  compassion  and 
peacemaking.  Cliff  Kirkpa- 
trick,  head  of  the  Global  Mis- 
sion Unit. 

"1 50  Years  of  Presbyterian 
Witness  in  the  World,"  29-1/2 
min.,  (1987) 

"We  Walk  Together,"  Pres- 
byterians are  involved  with 
partner  churches  worldwide 
(1986) 

"Witnessing  Together  in 
Central  Africa,"  Ghana,  Kenya, 
Zaire  (1984) 

Books 

The  Mission  Yearbook  for 
Prayer  and  Study — current 
each  year  about  the  work  of 
Presbyterian  missionaries  and 
national  leaders  in  80  coun- 
tries 

Presbyterians  in  World 
Mission — A  Handbook  for  Con- 
gregations j 


9(cxv  9^ope  (PresSyUry 


February  1990 


Sylvia  Goodnight,  editor 


Creech  elected  moderator 


The  fourth  stated  meeting  of 
the  Presb5rtery  of  New  Hope 
was  held  Nov.  1 8, 1 989  at  White 
Memorial  Presbyterian  Church 
in  Raleigh.  There  were  308  in 
attendance,  including  166 
minister  and  123  elders. 

Dr.  H.  Edwin  Pickard,  pas- 
tor of  White  Memorial  and 
moderator  of  the  Presb5rtery  of 
New  Hope,  welcomed  the  com- 
missioners and  guests  and 
presided  over  the  meeting. 

In  the  report  from  the  Rev. 
Al  Thomas,  stated  clerk,  it  was 
noted  that  the  Hurricane  Re- 
lief Fund  now  totals 
$47,028.97,  with  97  congrega- 
tions contributing  through  the 
presbytery  office. 

The  presbj^ers  were  led  in 
worship  by  the  Rev.  Sandy 
McGeachy  with  Alan  Blatecky 
as  liturgist.  Helping  celebrate 
the  Lord's  Supper  were  the  Rev. 
James  Brown  and  the  Rev. 
Mary  Steege. 

The  report  of  council  was 
received  from  the  Rev.  Geor- 
gianna  Brabban,  council  mod- 
erator. The  presbytery: 

•Endorsed  the  Cormiers 
Development  Project  as  an 
Extra  Commitment  Opportu- 
nity and  commended  it  to  con- 
gregations for  their  considera- 
tion 

•Designated  up  to  $20,000 
for  the  Haiti  (Cormiers)  proj- 
ect in  1990  from  the  Pennies 
for  Hunger/2  Cents  Per  Meal 
funds  if  the  international  por- 
tion of  these  funds  exceeds  the 
$38,000  budgeted  for  the  Zaire 
and  Ghana  Partnerships;  and 
if  the  international  portion 
exceeds  $58,000,  distribution 
of  remaining  funds  will  be 
subject  to  negotiation  among 
the  three  ministries 

•Approved  asking  churches 
to  participate  in  Criminal  Jus- 
tice Sunday  on  Feb.  11  or  a 
Sunday  of  their  own  choosing 

•Designated  $25,000  of  the 
surplus  funds  at  end  of 1 989  as 
a  "Fund  for  Remaining  Transi- 
tion Expenses,"  with  the  fund 
subject  to  redistribution  when 
appropriate 

•  Adopted  the  proposed  1 990 
budget 

•Designated  General  Mis- 
sion receipts  in  excess  of  $1.5 
million  for  Synod/General 
Assembly  Mission 

•Elected  the  1989  Class  of 
the  Nominating  Committee  to 
a  full  term  as  members  of  the 
Class  of  1992 

•Authorized  the  trustees  to 
co-sign  for  the  General  Assem- 
bly loan  to  the  Falkland  Pres- 
byterian Church  up  to  $25,000 

•Received  as  information 
that  the  interim  positions  pres- 
ently held  by  the  Rev.  Michelle 
Burcher  and  the  Rev.  Paul 
Ransford  are  being  extended 
for  up  to  one  year 

•Heard  reports  from: 

Rev.  Ray  Cobb  and  Rev.  Bill 
Goodnight  for  Evangelism  and 
church  development  ministry 
unit 

Rev.  Charles  Sthreshley  and 
Ms.  Wendy  Segreti  for  Inter- 
national Missions 

Rev.  Susan  Fricks  on  the 
Peacemaking  Event 

The  Rev.  Nancy  Gladden, 


moderator  of  the  Theology  and 
Culture  Committee,  introduced 
the  special  speaker  for  the  day. 
Guest  speakers  were  the  Rev. 
Kermit  Johnson,  interim  asso- 
ciate in  the  Social  Justice/ 
Peacemaking  Unit's  Washing- 
ton office,  and  the  Rev.  Charles 
Summers,  pastor  of  Seigle 
Avenue  Presbyterian  Church, 
Charlotte  and  participant  in 
writing  of  the  General  Assem- 
bly paper,  "Our  Response  to 
the  Crisis  in  Central  America. 

The  Rev.  Harriet  Isbell, 
moderator  of  the  Exempt  Staff 
Search  Committee  and  Mr. 
John  Penix  gave  the  report  for 
this  committee.  The  Rev.  Larry 
Edwards  was  elected  to  the 
position  of  Staff  Associate  for 
Church  and  Society. 

The  Rev.  David  Huffman, 
moderator  of  the  Committee 
on  Ministry,  gave  the  commit- 
tee report.  The  presbytery: 

•Granted  honorable  retire- 
ment to  the  Rev.  Sam  Burgess, 
effective  Jan.  31 , 1990  and  the 
Rev.  James  Watkins,  effective 
Jan.  1,1990 

•Recognized  Sue  Mc- 
Caughan  as  a  certified  Chris- 
tian educator 

•Recognized  ministers  on 
the  occasion  of  their  fifth  (and 
other  multiples  of  five)  anni- 
versary 

•Approved  the  call  of  Sec- 
ond Presbyterian  Church, 
Rocky  Mount  to  the  Rev.  Wil- 
liam Forbes  as  pastor,  effec- 
tive Oct.  23, 1989 

•Approved  the  call  of  the 
Presbytery  of  New  Hope  to  the 
Rev.  Larry  Edwards  as  staff 
associate  for  church  and  soci- 
ety, effective  Jan.  1,  1990 

•Received  the  following 
ministers  as  members-at-large: 

Rev.  Katherine  Achtemeier 
from  Coastal  Carolina  Presby- 
tery 

Rev.  Paul  Mark  Achtemeier 
from  Coastal  Carolina  Presby- 
tery 

Rev.  Al  F.  Thomas  Jr.  from 
Transylvania  Presbytery 

•Received  J.  Robert  Keever 
as  an  active  member  (honora- 
bly retired)  from  Wabash  Val- 
ley Presbytery 

The  Rev.  Carl  Rush,  mod- 
erator, gave  the  report  from 
the  Committee  on  Preparation 


for  Ministry.  The  presbyery: 

•Removed  Lenore  Cham- 
pion and  John  Giragos  from 
the  roll  of  candidates  at  their 
request 

•  Received  Stuart  R.  Gordon 
as  an  inquirer 

•  Corrected  the  roll  of  candi- 
dates to  include  Robert  Emil 
Howell 

•Received  Jenovefa  Knopp 
Pfister  and  Valerie  Rosenquist 
as  candidates 

The  Rev.  Harriss  Ricks, 
moderator,  gave  the  report  of 
the  Nominating  Committee. 
The  presbytery: 

•Elected  Mrs.  Minnie  Lou 
Creech  of  Tarboro  as  modera- 
tor of  the  presbytery  for  1990 

•Elected  the  Rev.  James 
Brown  as  vice  moderator  of  the 
Presbytery  for  1990 

•  Elected  all  the  members  of 
the  Class  of  1989  throughout 
the  structure  of  presbytery  to  a 
full  term  as  members  of  the 
Class  of  1992 

•Elected  the  following  as 
principals  and  alternates  to  the 
1990  General  Assembly: 
Principal  /  Alternate 
Ms.  Helen  Gay 

/  Ms.  Susan  Pittman 
Mr.  Colon  McLean 

/  Mr.  Victor  Stephenson 
Mr.  Hugh  McNeill 

/  Mr.  Ray  Galloway 
Rev.  Ron  Gilreath 

/  Rev.  James  Tubbs 
Rev.  Harriet  Isbell 

/  Rev.  Georgianna  Brabban 
Rev.  Joseph  Steele 
/  Rev.  Peter  Chung 

•Elected  the  Rev.  Sam  Ste- 
venson to  the  the  Class  of  1992 
as  an  at-large  member  of  the 
Racial-Ethnic  Ministries  Unit 
and  to  serve  as  moderator  of 
the  unit 

Special  reports  were  given 
by: 

•The  Rev.  Peter  Carruthers 
on  the  Youth  Triennium 

•Evelyn  and  Gary  McMul- 
len  on  Founder's  Day  at  PSCE 

•The  Rev.  Rebecca  Reyes  on 
synod's  entity  on  Justice  for 
Women 

•  Robert  Bishop  on  the  Zuni 
Presbyterian  Training  Center 

The  next  stated  presb5^ery 
meeting  will  be  Feb.  17,  1990 
at  First  Presb5^erian  Church 
in  Washington,  N.C. 


Land  stewardship  conference  set 


The  Third  Annual  Lex 
Mathews  Land  Stewardship 
Conference  will  be  held  March 
22-23  at  Brown  Summit,  the 
North  Carolina  Episcopal  Dio- 
cese' conference  center  near 
Greensboro. 

The  conference  is  sponsored 
by  the  North  Carolina  Land 
Stewardship  Council,  a  multi- 
denominational  organization 


that  seeks  to  educate  people — 
through  a  theological  back- 
ground— about  our  steward- 
ship to  the  earth. 

The  conference  will  feature 
presentations  by  special  guest 
speakers  and  workshops. 

For  more  information  con- 
tact N.  F.  Gustavesan  at  Rt.  1, 
Box  84K,  Thunder  Mountain, 
Efland,  N.C.  27243. 


Faith,  Women  &  Justice  event  is  March  30-31 


The  North  Carolina  Council  of 
Churches'  annual  conference 
on  Faith,  Women  &  Justice  will 
be  held  March  30-31  at  First 
Lutheran  Church  in  Greens- 
boro, N.  C.  This  conference  will 
address  the  following  concerns: 
•values  and  money 


•how  you  can  understand 
local  congregational  budgets 

•how  congregations,  de- 
nominations, and  individuals 
can  be  socially  responsible  with 
their  resources 

For  more  call  (919)  6878- 
0408  or  (919)828-6501. 


^  The  Presbyterian  News 

of  the  Synod  of  the  Mid-Atlantic 


New  Hope 
Presbytery  News 
see  page  12 


March  1990 


Vol.  LVI,  Number  2 


Richmond,  Va. 


Synod,  Massanetta  board 
sign  covenant,  end  dispute 


Synod  Council  approved  Feb. 
17  a  covenant  and  contract 
agreement  with  the  Massan- 
etta Springs,  Inc.  Board  of 
Trustees  that  clears  the  way 
for  a  cooperative  effort  to  de- 
cide the  conference  center's 
future. 

The  accord  ends  a  16-month 
dispute  stemming  from  thevj 
board's  October  1988  decision 
to  close  the  conference  center 
and  sell  the  property. 
Massanetta  board  announegd 
the  decision  without  first  seek- 
ing s3Tiod's  approval. 

"A  large  number  of  persons 
in  the  synod  believe  that  the 
issue  is  the  opening  or  closing 
of  Massanetta,"  said  Council 
Chair  Ed  VanNordheim  of 
Wilmington,  N.C.  "That  is  not 
the  case.  What  the  synod  ob- 
jected to,"  he  said,  "was  the 
manner  in  which  the  board 
acted,  not  the  decision  to  close 
Massanetta  Springs." 

Nomination  and  election  of 
new  board  members,  and  hir- 
ing of  an  interim  Massanetta 
director  are  expected  relatively 
soon  It  is  not  known,  however, 
if  the  conference  center  near 
Harrisonburg,  Va.  will  be  open 


for  any  events  this  summer. 

The  agreement  came  after 
civil  and  church  court  cases 
against  the  synod  were 
dropped.  Two  Massanetta  trus- 
tees— H.  Carson  Rhyne  Jr.  of 
Stafford,  Va.  and  Henry  E. 
McBride  of  Leesburg,  Va. — 
dropped  their  complaint 
;  against  the  Synod  of  the  Mid- 
Atlantic  filed  with  the  Presby- 
terian Church,  U.S.A.'s  Per- 
manent Judicial  Commission. 

A  civil  suit  filed  by  the 
Massanetta  board  in  Rocking- 
ham County  ( Va. )  Circuit  Court 
was  also  dropped. 

The  contract  agreement 
states  the  basic  ground  rules 
for  deciding  the  conference 
center's  future.  The  Rev.  Ed 
McLeod  of  Virginia  Beach,  Va., 
chairman  of  the  synod  task 
force  which  negotiated  the 
settlement,  said  the  agreement 
is  a  shorter  form  of  the  accord 
first  proposed  last  April,  but 
withdrawn  during  the  synod 
meeting  in  June.  The  adopted 
plan  sets  the  same  goals,  but 
does  not  include  the  specific 
strategy,  he  said. 

The  terms  of  the  agreement 
include: 


Safety— "The  health  and 
safety  of  the  users  and  staff  of 
Massanetta  Springs,  Inc.  will 
be  paramount.  The  Board  and 
Council  shall  jointly  decide 
what  must  be  done  prior  to  the 
re-opening  of  Massanetta 
Springs,  taking  into  account 
general  safety  matters  and 
health  standards  for  commer- 
cial buildings." 

The  Cottage  Commu- 
nity—"The  Board  and  the 
Synod,  working  together  in  con- 
sultation with  the  "cottage  com- 
munity," will  attempt  to  re- 
solve the  legal  and  property 
issues  related  to  the  "cottage 
community"  in  an  expeditious 
and  equitable  manner." 

Massanetta  Springs,  Inc. 
Endowment— Up  to  $1 00,000 
of  the  income  from  this  endow- 
ment may  be  used  for  opera- 
tions or  repairs.  Neither  the 
principal  of  the  endowment  nor 
the  proceeds  from  the  sale  of 
any  real  estate  can  be  used  to 
pay  for  repairs,  remodeling, 
improvements  or  to  fund  op- 
erations. 

Dissolution — If  Massan- 
etta Springs,  Inc.  is  either 
continued  on  page  4 


Karns  called  to  Eastern  Virginia 


NORFOLK,  Va.— The  Rev.  Dr. 
Patricia  F.  Karns  was  elected 
general  presbyter  for  the 
Presbytery  of  Eastern  Virginia 
at  the  stated  meeting  of  the 
presbytery  at  Royster  Memo- 
rial Presbyterian  Church  on 
Jan.  27.  -'^c.  .■ 

itimmission- 
a^^i^ved  the 
comi^jtt^e's  and 
airirttee's  r-e- 
S&e-will  be 
_  SiV^M  p.m.' 
^^fvice  Ma^Xl'at  tix^Xfpis- 
g^i^eriaft'Churcff 

Karns  comes  to  Eastern 
Virginia  from  Scioto  Valley 
Presb57tery  in  Ohio .  Her  church 
experience  also  includes  serv- 
ice as  Christian  educator,  chap- 
lain, pastor  and  on  the  staff  of 
the  Synod  of  Covenant. 

Karns  holds  a  doctor  of 


The  presb; 
ers  unanimi 
sta^f^e^' 
."exanifnatio 
ports  on 
installed-^kJ 


ministry  from  McCormick 
Seminary.  She  is  also  a  gradu- 
ate of  Pittsburgh  Theological 
Seminary  and  Depauw  Univer- 
sity in  Indiana. 

In  1987  she  was  Distin- 
guished Pastor  in  Residence  at 
Pittsburgh  Seminary.  Since 
1988  she  has  served  on  the 
board  of  trustees  of  McCormick 
Seminary. 

Born  in  Shanghai,  China, 
she  is  the  daughter  of  an  Eng- 
lish mother  and  an  American 
father.  She  is  the  mother  of 
four  children  and  grandmother 
of  three.  Her  youngest  child, 
Leah,  is  a  sophomore  in  high 
school  and  will  move  with 
Karns  to  Virginia  Beach  in 
March. 

The  presbytery's  staff  search 
committee  will  now  turn  its 
attention  to  the  selection  of  an 


Address  changes  are  'i 

There  is  a  backlog  of  change  of 
addresses  that  have  not  been 
processed  due  to  the  move  to 
the  new  synod  offices.  If  you 
have  notified  our  office  of 
changes  during  the  last  two 
months,  they  should  be  made 


in  the  works' 

in  time  for  the  April  mailing  of 
The  Presbyterian  News. 

We  appreciate  your  patience 
during  this  period  of  adjust- 
ment. If  you  have  any  ques- 
tions about  the  newspaper, 
please  call  or  write. 


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Dr.  Patricia  F.  Karns 

associate  presbyter.  Dr.  R. 
Clement  Dickey  will  serve  as 
interim  stated  clerk  and  the 
Rev.  John  Ensign  as  summer 
camp  director  until  those  posi- 
tions are  also  filled  by  council 
and  the  presbji;ery. 


Josiah  Beeman 


Price  Henderson  Gwynn  III 


Two  from  synod  endorsed 
for  GA  moderator  election 


From  reports  by  the  Office  of 
News  Services,  PCUSA 

Two  men  from  the  Synod  of  the 
Mid-Atlantic  have  been  en- 
dorsed as  candidates  for  mod- 
erator of  the  202nd  General 
Assembly  of  the  Presbyterian 
Church  (U.S.A.). 

Josiah  Beeman,  clerk  of 
session  of  Capitol  Hill  Presby- 
terian Church  in  Washington, 
D.  C,  was  endorsed  by  Na- 
tional Capital  Presb3^ery  on 
Jan.  23. 

Price  Henderson  Gwynn  III, 
an  elder  at  Steele  Creek  Pres- 
byterian Church  in  Charlotte, 
N.C,  was  endorsed  by  the 
Presbytery  of  Charlotte. 

Beeman,  54,  has  been  an 
elder  for  almost  34  years  and 
has  been  an  active  church  per- 
son on  congregational,  presby- 
tery, synod  and  General  As- 
sembly levels  all  his  life. 

In  his  local  church  of  150 
members,  Beeman  has  served 
as  chair  of  the  finance  commit- 
tee and  president  of  the  trus- 
tees, chair  of  the  pastor  nomi- 
nating committee,  chair  of  the 
property  and  grounds  commit- 
tee, and  on  the  mission  com- 
mittee. 

His  pastor,  the  Rev.  Donald 
Allen,  described  him  to  the 
presbytery  as  "...a  knowledge- 
able church  person  who  is  well 
versed  in  the  Bible,  church 
history,  ethical  issues,  the  rich 
heritage  of  our  Presbyterian 
denomination,  and  who  is  a 
tireless  church  worker." 

Beeman  served  as  chairper- 
son of  the  General  Assembly 
Council  and  chaired  the  Mis- 


sion Design  Committee  creat- 
ing our  new  national  structure. 

Beeman  said  he  is  "...con- 
cerned about  the  need  to  in- 
crease our  sense  of  connection- 
alism  and  to  make  more  posi- 
tive the  manner  in  which  we 
relate  to  each  other  as  the  one 
body  of  Christ.  We  need  to 
improve  communication  at  all 
levels  of  the  Church — and 
communications  is  a  two-way 
street.  We  need  to  renew  our 
appreciation  of  the  unique  role 
of  the  elder — from  the  session 
to  the  General  Assembly. 

Beeman  heads  his  own  con- 
sulting firm  in  Washington, 
D.C.,  and  is  married  to  Linda 
Hr^ll  of  Wallace,  Idaho. 

Gwynn  grew  up  deeply  in- 
volved in  the  Presbyterian 
church  and  has  been  continu- 
ally active  in  the  denomina- 
tion. He  was  both  a  deacon  and 
an  elder  at  Steele  Creek.  He 
was  chair  of  numerous  com- 
mittees, taught  church  school, 
and  served  on  three  pastoral 
call  committees.  He  has  been  a 
representative  of  presbytery 
and  synod,  and  has  served  as  a 
trustee. 

Gwynn  was  presbytery 
moderator  in  1977,  served  on 
the  judicial  committee,  and  was 
the  presbytery  representative 
on  the  board  of  trustees  of 
Davidson  College.  He  was  a 
commissioner  to  the  General 
Assembly  on  the  100th  anni- 
versary of  the  former  Presby- 
terian Church  (U.S.)  in  1961. 

He  served  on  the  board  of 
visitors  of  St.  Andrews  Presby- 
terian College,  the  board  of  the 
continued  on  page  4 


Era  passes  with  Henderson's  death 


A  chapter  in  Presbyterian  his- 
tory ended  Feb.  5,  1990  with 
the  death  of  the  Rev.  Dr.  Elo 
Leon  Henderson,  82,  former 
executive  of  the  Synod  of 
Catawba. 

"Elo  Henderson  was  the  last 
of  the  executives  of  the  all- 
Black  synods,"  said  the  Rev. 
Carroll  Jenkins,  executive  of 
the  Synod  of  the  Mid-Atlantic. 
"The  career  of  this  giant  in  the 
church  was  full  of  firsts  and 
incidents  of  vision  and  leader- 
ship. He  served  by  leading  the 
Presbyterian  church  to  address 
the  areas  of  its  life  where  it  was 
not  doing  the  job  of  witnessing 
to  its  people." 

"He  used  his  word  among 


Black  Presbyterians  as  a  way 
of  aiding  their  development  by 
organizing  them.  Through  this 
effort  he  challenged  the  church 
to  be  the  church  for  all  its 
people,"  said  Jenkins. 

Henderson  was  bom  March 
29,  1908  in  Shelton,  S.C.  and 
grew  up  in  Newberry  County, 
S.C,  one  of  14  children  of  the 
late  Elijah  Thomas  Henderson 
and  Essie  Elizabeth  Parr 
Henderson.  His  father  was  a 
minister  in  the  African  Meth- 
odist Episcopal  Zion  Church 
and  his  mother  was  a  Baptist. 

Despite  the  absence  of  edu- 
cational facilities  for  Black 
children  in  his  rural  commu- 
nity,  Henderson  eventually 


Dr.  Elo  Leon  Henderson 

was  able  to  earn  a  bachelor' r 
degree  from  Johnson  C.  ' '  tnith 

continU'  "  -  ■    ■  4 


Page  2,  The  Presbyterian  News,  March  1990 


Synod  is  more  than 
just  a  way  station 

I  was  once  told  that  synods  don't  matter  much  in  the  scheme  of 
things  Presbyterian.  The  synod  is  just  a  way  station  between  the 
really  important  happenings  in  the  churches  and  presbyteries, 
and  that  distant  kingdom  called  the  General  Assembly. 

Since  I  became  editor  of  the  synod's  newspaper,  I  have 
thought  about  that  opinion.  It  may  have  come  from  my  father, 
who  was  an  elder,  went  to  presbytery  meetings  and  attended  two 
General  Assemblies.  I  can't  recall  that  he  did  anything  at  the 
synod  level. 

Just  what  does  a  synod — and  especially  this  synod — do  for 
you?  That  is  one  of  the  things  I  want  to  accomplish  through  this 
newspaper  in  the  coming  months  and  years.  The  Presbyterian 
News  is  published  for  the  purpose  of  telling  you,  the  Presbyteri- 
ans in  the  Synod  of  the  Mid-Atlantic,  about  the  mission  and 
programs  of  this  synod  and  its  presbyteries  and  churches. 

This  is  a  region  rich  in  both  religious  and  cultural  tradition. 
It  is  also  a  region  in  which  people  are  active  in  and  concerned 
about  their  Church.  In  future  issues  I  want  to  introduce  you  to 
Presbyterians  from  all  parts  of  the  synod. 

Like  the  synod  office,  the  synod  in  general  is  still  pulling  itself 
together  after  reunion  and  reorganization.  We  still  don't  have 
everything  unpacked  and  we  are  just  getting  to  know  our  new  co- 
workers. Personally,  I  like  the  surroundings  and  the  people.  I 
hope  you  will,  too.  J.S. 


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Readers  Response 

Older  Adults  need  active  role  in  the  church 


I  have  attended  three  of  the  October  i 
conferences  at  Montreat  for  "Older  ! 
Adults"— 1986,  1988  and  1989— and 
would  like  to  testify  to  the  value  of 
these  experiences  of  American  friend- 
liness and  Christian  fellowship.  It  is 
thanks  to  such  contacts  that  I  became 
aware  of  the  Association  for  Minis- 
tries with  Older  Adults,  of  which  Jan 
McGilliard  is  an  enabler  for  your 
Synod. 

There  is  nothing  new,  of  course, 
about  concern  for  the  elderly,  espe- 
cially to  a  citizen  of  the  United  King- 
dom, where  since  1948  the  State  has 
provided  pensions  for  women  over  60 
and  men  over  65. 

As  the  population  grows  older,  there 
is  increasing  interest  in  "care  for  the 
elderly" — not  least,  for  their  own  rea- 
sons, on  the  part  of  politicians.  This  is 
both  necessary  and  welcome.  Unfor- 
tunately, however,  there  seems  to  be  a 
tendency  on  the  part  of  much  "organi- 
sed" help  to  treat  "pensioners" — as 
were  all  lumped  together — as  if  they 
were  patients,  our  paupers,  or  merely 
passive  recipients  of  others'  goodwill. 


I  I  had  the  opportunity  recently  to 
!  see  part  of  a  video  illustrating  the 
work  of  the  Social  Responsibility  Dept. 
of  the  Church  of  Scotland.  The  brief 
section  about  care  for  the  elderly 
showed  a  group  of  residents  in  an 
Eventide  Home  sitting  passively,  a 
captive  audience,  while  a  visiting  group 
of  young  musicians  "entertained"  them 
with  some  modern  music.  Good 
enough — if  not  entirely  appropriate. 
But  as  a  retired  teacher  and  minister 
of  the  Church  now  well  into  his  seven- 
ties, I  find  myself  rather  rebellious 


Statistics  regarding 
Older  Adults 

It  was  with  great  interest  that  I  read 
the  two  articles  concerning  Older 
Adults  in  your  November  issue. 

Would  the  Research  Services  of  the 
Stewardship  and  Communications 
Development  of  the  General  Assem- 
bly be  interested  in  getting  statistics 
of  how  many  Older  Adults  do  not  have 
children  to  take  the  responsibility  of 
their  care  and  well-being?  Would  they 
be  interested  in  finding  accurate  sta- 
tistics on  how  often  local  authorities 
are  called  to  find  someone  in  a  self- 
neglect  situation  as  dying  or  dead? 
Would  it  be  informative  to  find  how 
many  hospital  emergency  rooms  never 
report  suspicion  of  abuse  of  the 
elderly? 

I  agree  with  the  Reverend  Richard 
Morgan  that  we  need  the  Certificate  of 
Need  lifted,  but  the  state  team  that 
does  the  thorough  inspections  of  the 
nursing  homes  has  not  had  an  in- 
crease in  staff  with  the  recent  increase 
of  beds.  The  state  needs  to  appropriate 
funds  so  these  inspections  can  be  made 
in  a  timely  manner.  Nursing  homes 
are  now  virtually  guaranteed  a  full 
house  regardless  of  care. 

The  First  Presbyterian  Church  of 
Wilmington,  N.C.,  through  Coastal 
Carolina  Presbytery,  has  overtured 
the  General  Assembly  with  many  of 
these  concerns. 

Ann  Boseman 
Wilmington,  N.C. 

Timely  Bible  study 

I  look  forward  to  receiving  The  News, 
especially  Prof  [Mary  Boney]  Sheats' 
Bible  study  notes. 

However,  The  News  often  does  not 
reach  me  in  time  to  be  of  any  help.  As 
our  circle  meets  the  first  Monday  of 
the  month.  This  month  [February]  The 
News  arrived  on  the  8th  and  our  circles 
met  on  the  5th. 


about  well  meaning  but  often  conde- 
scending attitudes  toward  older  adults, 
especially  in  institutional  care. 

Many  of  us  are  still  fortimate  enough 
to  have  bodies — and  more  important, 
minds — that  are  still  active.  The  ques- 
tion that  needs  to  be  asked  is  not  so 
much  "What  can  the  Church  do  for 
us?"  as  "What  can  we  do  for  the 
Church?" 

From  what  little  I  have  been  able  to 
learn  of  the  work  of  the  Mid-Atlantic 
Association,  I  am  encouraged  to  be- 
lieve that  it  is  very  much  on  the  right 


Since  most  Bible  moderators  spend 
considerable  time  in  the  week/weeks 
ahead  of  their  meeting,  would  it  be 
possible  to  publish  Prof  Sheats'  notes 
a  month  in  advance?  This  way  every 
Bible  moderator  would  receive  the 
notes  in  time  for  adequate  study/prepa- 
ration. 

Mildred  R.  Story 
Morehead  City,  N.C. 

Editor's  reply 

/  am  aware  of  problems  in  timely 
distribution  of  The  Presbyterian  News. 
Our  schedule  calls  for  mailing  of  each 
issue  on  or  before  the  first  week  of  the 
issue  month.  The  Bible  Study  which 
appears  in  each  issue  will  be  for  the 
following  month.  For  example,  in  this 
March  issue  is  the  Bible  study  for  April. 
The  Bible  study  for  March  was  in  the 
February  issue,  along  with  the  Febru- 
ary Bible  study. 

The'  before  'Rev.' 

Today  I  received  the  first  issue  of 
The  Presbyterian  News  of  the  Middle 
Atlantic,  edited  by  you,  and  commend 
you  on  carrying  forward  the  tradi- 
tion, though  under  a  new  mast-head. 
It  was  my  privilege  to  edit  the  paper 
from  1951  to  1971. 

There  is  one  item  I  would  like  to 
comment  on;  namely,  the  improper 
use  of  "Rev."  It  should  never  be  used 
as  "Rev.  Jones,"  but  as  "The  Rev.  John 
Jones."  When  I  saw  the  error  the  first 
time,  I  thought  it  was  a  slip,  but  on 
seeing  it  additionally,  it  occurs  to  me 
that  it  might  not  be  just  a  slip. 

When  I  was  editor,  on  an  occasion, 
the  error  escaped  my  notice,  and  I 
promptly  heard  from  readers,  so  I 
sympathize  with  you. 

My  best  wishes  to  you  as  you  con- 
tinue publication  of  the  paper. 

Harold  J.  Dudley 
Tarboro,  N.C. 


lines  in  this  respect.  The  very  title — 
"WITH",  not  "TO"  older  adults— is 
significant.  We  "oldies"  are  people  who 
still  need  to  be  used;  that  is  the  most 
convincing  way  to  be  loved  and  appre- 
ciated. Don't  treat  us  all  as  just  pas- 
sive recipients.  Keep  us  going!  Mobil- 
ise whatever  talents  and  experience 
we  have  in  Christ's  service.  We  are 
still  part  of  the  family.  His  family. 

The  Rev.  Norman  M.  Bowman 
Saltcoats,  Scotland 


Editor's  reply 

The  Rev.  Harold  J.  Dudley  is  correct. 
"The"  should  always  proceed  the  use  of 
"Rev." in  a  title.  However,  this  newspa- 
per's current  style,  based  on  a  need  to 
conserve  space  and  simplify  matters, 
drops  titles  in  second  reference  to  a 
person.  I  appreciate  the  comments  of 
the  Rev.  Dudley  and  all  readers  who 
respond  to  the  paper. 

God  My  Teacher 

Oh  god,  my  God,  my  Instructor. 

Teach  me  to  be  still  and  listen 
long  hours  to  Thy  voice. 
Teach  me  to  be  thankful  in  all 
my  thoughts  and  deeds. 
Teach  me  to  stand  on  Thy  behalf 
as  did  the  saints  of  old. 
Teach  me  to  call  others  upward 
without  calling  them  down. 

Teach  me  to  challenge  with  charity 
the  excuses  of  the  preoccupied  folk.  i 
Teach  me  to  lock  my  tongue  I 
that  I  may  injure  no  one  by  hasty  talk. 
Teach  me  to  understand  those  who 
seek  self  in  the  Saviour's  name.  i 
Teach  me  your  way  to  strengthen  I 
the  weaker  in  the  faith. 

Teach  me  to  appreciate  in  others  I 
their  cultivated  talents.  j 
Teach  me  the  suffocating  dangers  of  j 
self-glory,  self-pity  and  self- righteousness. ' 
Teach  me  always  to  trust  in  the  power 
that  comes  from  seeking  Thee. 
Teach  me  to  strain  to  hear  j 

the  "small  voice" 
when  Satan  bellows  in  my  ear. 

Teach  me  to  seek  Thy  counsel 
before  communicating  Thy  word  to  others. 
Teach  me  to  renew  by  faith  in  Thee 
instead  of  fretting  over  the  acts  of  the 
faithless. 

Teach  me,  my  Instructor,  what  lowly  place 

I  must  sit  in, 
in  order  to  hear  Thee  well. 
Teach  me,  Oh  God,  my  God,  to  listen, 
to  love  and  to  live  Thy  words. 

Elizabeth  Caramaic  Payne 
Bridgewater,  Va. 


The 
Presbyterian 
News 

Published  monthly 
by  the  Synod  of  the  Mid-Atlantic, 
Presbyterian  Church,  (U.S.A.) 

John  Sniffen,  Editor 

Carroll  Jenkins, 
Synod  Executive 

Mailing  Address: 
P.O.  Box  27026 
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(804)342-0016 

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USPS  No.  604-120 
Vol.  LVI    March  1990 

February  1990  circulation 

1  159,735 

I 


Members  of  the  Deutsch  family,  are,  from  left,  Elaine, 
Bill,  Daniel  and  Jennifer.  Bill  is  the  new  director  and 
Elaine  is  the  new  assistant  food  service  director  for 
Camp  Chesapeake,  the  synod  camp  at  Port  Deposit,  Md. 

Deutsches  hired  to  lead 
Chesapeake  Center  camp 


A  new  director  and  associate 
for  hospitality  have  been 
hired  for  Chesapeake  Center, 
the  synod's  camp  at  Port 
Deposit,  Md. 

The  Rev.  W.  L.  (Bill) 
Deutsch,  formerly  director  of 
Camp  Cho  Yeh,  New 
Covenant  Presbytery's  camp 
in  Livingston,  Texas,  is  the 
new  director.  Elaine  W. 
Deutsch,  who  was  assistant 
food  service  director  at  Cho 
Yeh,  is  the  hospitality  as- 
sociate. 

They  join  Joy  Elling,  who 
continues  as  associate  direc- 
tor for  administration. 

"We  are  honored  to  be  in- 
vited to  serve  at  Chesapeake 
Center,  which  for  years  has 
enjoyed  a  national  reputation 
as  a  leader  in  Presbyterian 
outdoor  ministries,"  said  Bill 
Deutsch.  "We  hope  to  con- 
tinue that  tradition  while  ex- 
ploring new  ways 
Chesapeake  Center  can  serve 
the  Synod." 

Bill  Deutsch's  career  also 
includes  directorship  of 
Cedar  Ridge  Camp  for  the 
Presbytery  of  Louisville.  He  is 
certified  as  a  camp  director  by 
the  American  Camping  As- 
sociation and  is  the  national 
secretary  of  the  Presbyterian 
Church  Camp  and  Con- 
ference Association. 

Prior  to  becoming  a  camp 
director  in  1978,  he  was  active 
in  Presb3d;erian  church,  camp- 
ing as  a  small  group  coun- 
selor, program  director,  and 
camp  board  member.  He  is 
also  active  in  American  Red 
Cross  safety  services  and  the 
Boy  Scouts  of  America. 

He  holds  a  master's  degree 
from  Louisville  Presbjrterian 
Theological  Seminary  and  a 
bachelor's  degree  from  Centre 
College  of  Kentucky. 

Elaine  Deutsch  has  served 
the  church  in  a  variety  of 
synodical  and  presbytery  of- 
fices, the  consultation  on 
union  presbyteries,  and 
served  on  the  sessions  of  two 
Presbyterian  churches.  She 
has  extensive  experience  in 
the  food  service  and 
hospitality  industry. 

She  is  also  certified  by  the 
ACA  as  a  camp  director  and  is 
secretary  of  the  ACA's  Texas 
Section.  She  holds  a 
bachelor's  degree  from  Centre 
College  and  is  a  native  of 
Memphis,  Tenn. 

The  Deutsches  have  two 
children,  Jennifer,  17,  and 


Daniel,  15.  Jennifer  is  an 
award-winning  vocalist,  ac- 
in  church  and  school 
al  groups.  Daniel  is  ac- 
in  Boy  Scouts. 


tive 
choral 
tive 


March  1990,  The  Presbyterian  News,  Page  3 


Annual  meeting  is  April  20-22 

Presbyterian  men  will  meet  in  Charlotte 


The  National  Council  of  Pres- 
byterian Men  will  holds  its 
1990  meeting  in  Charlotte, 
N.C.,  April  20-22,  hosted  by 
the  Charlotte  Presbytery 
Men's  Council. 

The  general  sessions  will 
be  held  at  Charlotte's  First 
Presbyterian  Church  and 
Pirst  United  Presbyterian 
Church.  National  Council 
President  John  Hamil  of 
Charlotte,  will  preside. 

Up  to  200  representatives 
from  presbjd;eries  and  synods 
around  the  country  are  ex- 
pected to  attend,  according  to 
Otis  C.  Gray,  a  member  of  the 
Charlotte  presbytery's  coor- 
dinating committee.  There 
are  approximately  1.2  million 
men  in  the  Presbyterian 
Church,  (U.S.A.). 
-  The  coordinating  commit- 
tee is  chaired  by  David  B. 
Sanders  of  Grier  Heights 
Presbjd;erian  Church. 

In  preparation  for  the 
meeting,  the  coordinators  of 
nine  mission  projects  of  Pres- 
bjAterian  Men  met  with  Hamil 
Jan.  19  in  Louisville  to  coor- 
dinate their  work  and  to  in- 


tegrate it  into  the  overall  mis- 
sion strategies  of  the  Pres- 
byterian Church  (U.S.A.). 

They  met  with  members  of 
the  Global  Mission  Ministry 
Unit  and  heard  unit  director 
the  Rev.  Clifton  Kirkpatrick, 
outline  the  scope  of  the 
church's  mission  mandate 
and  offer  to  assist  Pres- 
byterian Men  in  integrating 
their  programs  into  the 
denomination  picture. 

Kirkpatrick  requested  the 
help  of  the  men  in  two  areas: 
first,  to  consider  a  number  of 
select  projects  which  they 
could  highlight  and  share 
with  men  across  the  church  as 
possible  national  projects, 
and  second,  to  open  channels 
for  men  to  assist  in  the 
recruitment  of  volunteer, 
short-term  and  mission  co- 
workers for  a  growing  num- 
ber of  openings  requiring  spe- 
cialized and  technical  exper- 
tise. 

The  participants  reviewed 
the  specific  projects  they  rep- 
resented, and  discussed  ways 
they  could  work  together. 

Coordinators  at  the  meet- 


ing included  Jim  Kelly  of 
Elkin,  N.C.,  for  Partners  in 
Recycling,  a  waste  recy- 
cling project  which  was  fea- 
tured in  the  August  1989 
Presbyterian  News. 

Others  were  David 
Douglas,  Santa  Fe,  N.M., 
speaking  about  water 
projects;  Richard  Le- 
Tourneau,  Longview,  Texas, 
global  construction  projects; 
and  Thomas  Chambers, 
Louisville,  Ky.,  efforts  to  com- 
bat dangerous  parasites  in 
Africa. 

Also,  John  Montgomery 
and  Martin  Sweets,  also  of 
Louisville,  community 
projects  supported  by  local 
men;  and  Truman  Hunter, 
Oxford,  Ohio,  outlining  the 
new  National  Association  of 
Presbyterian  Scouters. 

Reports  were  also  shared 
about  a  Presbyterian  link  pro- 
gram for  Presbyterians,  an 
ongoing  support  of  Mexican- 
United  States  Border  Minis- 
try programs,  and  construc- 
tion assistance  for  Barber 
Scotia  College  in  Concord, 
N.C. 


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planning— or  updating— their  wills.  One  guides  you  in 
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Synod,  Massanetta  board  sign  covenant 


continued  from  page  1 
unable  to  resvime  operations  of 
the  conference  center  or  has  to 
shut  it  down  again,  it  will  first 
gain  the  approval  of  the  Synod 
before  proceeding  with  the  clo- 
sure and  sell  of  any  real  estate. 
Any  proceeds  from  such  sale  of 
property  will  be  held  in  trust  to 
be  used  in  a  manner  consonant 
with  the  historic  mission  of 
Massanetta  Springs. 

Governance — The  Synod 
Council  will  suggest  18  names 
for  new  Massanetta  trustees. 
From  this  list  the  board  will 
nominate  and  elect  12  new 
members,  who  will  join  12 
members  from  the  present 
board  as  the  new  Massanetta 
board. 

In  1991,  the  12  remaining 
members  fi*om  the  former  board 
will  be  replaced  by  another  set 
of  trustees  elected  according  to 
Massanetta's  bylaws. 

Decisions  Relating  to  Re- 
opening Massanetta — Deci- 
sions relating  to  the  re-open- 
ing of  the  conference  center — 
the  sale  and  mortgage  of  real 
estate  and  the  employment  or 
selection  of  management — will 


require  a  two-thirds  vote  of  the 
board.  Even  if  the  board  lacks 
a  two-thirds  majority,  however, 
if  at  least  12  board  members 
vote  in  favor  of  re-opening,  the 
issue  will  be  decided  by  the 
Synod. 

Any  decision  to  open  or  close 
Massanetta  or  to  sell  or  en- 
cumber real  estate  shall  re- 
quire Synod  approval,  (for  a 
complete  copy  of  the  text  of  the 
covenant  and  contractual 
agreement,  see  page  8) 

Following  up  on  the  agree- 
ment, the  council  suggested  a 
list  of  prospective  trustees  to 
be  forwarded  to  the  Massan- 
etta board.  The  council  hopes 
to  have  the  results  of  the  board's 
election  for  approval  in  March. 

Council  Chair  VanNord- 
heim  said  the  1 2  new  members 
will  not  be  "in  opposition"  to 
the  remaining  12  Massanetta 
trustees,  but  will  work  with 
them  in  the  best  interest  of  the 
conference  center.  He  cited  the 
need  for  Synod-wide  represen- 
tation on  the  board. 

The  council  recommended 
that  the  Massanetta  board  hire 
an  interim  conference  center 


director  as  s'oon  as  possible. 
Massanetta  Executive  Direc- 
tor Robert  W.  "Skip"  Stansell 
left  in  February  to  take  a  new 
position  in  Arkansas. 

Also  approved  by  the  coun- 
cil were  a  list  of  recommenda- 
tions for  future  consideration 
by  the  Massanetta  board.  They 
include  a  financial  audit,  one- 
and  three-year  operational  and 
financial  plans,  rewriting  the 
Massanetta  corporate  charter 
to  specify  the  Synod's  relation- 
ship to  the  conference  center, 
and  the  need  for  publicity  and 
fund  raising. 

The  covenant  and  agree- 
ment resulted  from  intensive 
negotiations  between  the 
Synod  task  force  and  Massan- 
etta board.  The  five-member 
task  force  and  four  of  the  trus- 
tees, along  with  staff  and  legal 
counsel,  met  Jan.  26  in 
Richmond.  That  five-hour  ses- 
sion led  eventually  to  a  joint 
statement  on  Feb.  1  in  which 
the  two  sides  apologized  to  each 
other  and  promised  to  work 
together  "for  the  benefit  of 
Massanetta  Springs." 


Era  passes  with  Henderson's  death 


continued  from  page  1 
University  in  1939.  In  1942  he 
received  a  divinity  degree  from 
Johnson  C.  Smith  Seminary. 

He  was  elected  pastor  of  Ben 
Salem  and  Lloyd  Presbyterian 
Churches  in  1942,  and  the  fol- 
lowingyear  Henderson  became 
the  organizing  pastor  for  Grier 
Heights  Presb5d;erian  Church. 
With  his  leadership  that  con- 
gregation mobilized  to  erect  a 
debt-free  facility. 

When  he  was  elected  execu- 
tive of  the  United  Presbyte- 
rian Church's  Synod  of 
Catawba  in  1955,  Henderson 
became  that  denomination's 
first  Black  synod  chief.  When 
the  United  Presbyterian 
Church  was  restructured  in 
1973,  he  became  an  associate 
executive  for  the  Synod  of  the 
Piedmont  and  executive  for  the 
Catawba  Inter-Presbytery 
Program  Agency. 

A  Henderson-led  delegation 
of  more  than  100  Presbyteri- 


ans who  petitioned  the  180th 
(1 968 )  General  Assembly  of  the 
United  Presbjd;erian  Church 
resulted  in  the  establishment 
of  Johnson  C.  Smith  Theologi- 
cal Seminary  in  Atlanta,  Ga. 

In  1 970  he  led  another  dele- 
gation which  supported  the  pro- 
gram which  led  to  the  Funds 
for  Self-Development  of  People 
by  the  UPC.  He  also  organized 
the  Catawba  Economic  Devel- 
opment Association  and  the 
Progress  Association  for  Eco- 
nomic Development.  These 
programs  had  as  their  purpose 
the  lifting  of  the  social,  eco- 
nomic and  educational  levels 
of  minorities. 

During  his  S3mod  admini- 
stration Black  ministers  re- 
ceived a  competitive  wage  for 
the  first  time  in  the  history  of 
the  United  Presbyterian 
Church.  Four  new  churches 
were  organized  and  built,  34 
outmoded  church  buildings 
were  replaced  with  modem 


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facilities,  and  38  churches  were 
merged. 

His  work  on  behalf  of  the 
underprivileged  and  oppressed 
extended  far  into  the  commu- 
nity and  led  to  better  housing, 
education  and  emplosrment  for 
many. 

Funeral  services  for  Hender- 
son were  held  Feb.  8  in  the 
University  Church  at  Johnson 
C.  Smith  University.  The  Rev. 
Raymond  Worsley,  pastor  of 
First  United  Presbyterian 
Church  of  Charlotte,  gave  the 
eulogy.  Presbytery  of  Charlotte 
Executive  H.  Alan  Elmore, 
Jenkins,  and  the  Rev.  Lloyd  B. 
Morris,  pastorof  Grier  Heights 
Presbyterian  Church,  also 
participated. 

Henderson  is  survived  by  a 
daughter,  Sula  Henderson- 
Page  of  Charlotte  and  two 
brothers,  Henry  Henderson 
of  Los  Angeles,  Calif.,  and  Roy 
Eugene  Henderson  of  Hun- 
tersville,  N.C. 


Cokesbury 
will  not  operate 
GA  bookstore 

Cokesbury,  a  division  of  the 
United  Methodist  Publishing 
House,  will  not  operate  the 
bookstore  at  the  General  As- 
sembly's 1990  meeting  in  Salt 
Lake  City. 

Cokesbury  has  a  history  of 
operating  bookstores  for  Gen- 
eral Assemblies,  dating  back 
to  an  early  1970s  agreement 
with  the  United  Presbyterian 
Church  U.S.A.  Last  year,  the 
PCUSA  granted  Cokesbury  the 
opportunity  to  run  its  book- 
store every  other  year,  alter- 
nating with  the  Presbyterian 
Publishing  House. 

Cokesbury,  in  turn,  carries 
books  from  the  merged  John 
Knox  and  Westminster  Presses 
on  the  shelves  of  its  38  book- 
stores nationwide. 

Cokesburys  decision  to  not 
run  the  1990  bookstore  comes 
in  the  wake  of  criticism  from 
some  Presbyterians  who 
wanted  a  Presbj^erian  book 


News  in  Brief 


Sardis  Presbyterian  celebrates 
bicentennial 

CHARLOTTE,  N.C— Sardis  Presbyterian  Church  in  Charlotte, 
celebrated  its  200th  anniversary  on  Feb.  25.  Dr.  Thomas  G. 
Long,  professor  of  homiletics  and  preaching  at  Princeton  Theo- 
logical Seminary  and  a  direct  descendant  of  the  first  pastor,  the 
Rev.  Dr.  Isaac  Grier,  was  the  featured  speaker. 

A  bicentennial  history,  A  Goodly  Heritage  by  Jennings  B. 
Reid,  has  been  published  by  the  congregation.  J.  Thomas  Kort  is 
pastor  of  Sardis  Church.  Former  pastors  participating  in  the 
celebrations  were  James  G.  Stuart,  Thornton  W.  "Tony"  Tucker, 
and  E.  Lee  Stoffel. 

First  United  Churcli  celebrates  100th  year 

RICHMOND,  VA.— First  United  Presbyterian  Church  of 
Richmond  is  celebrating  its  100th  anniversary  in  1990.  Jack  W. 
Gravely,  president  of  the  Virginia  state  conference  of  the  Na- 
tional Associaton  for  the  Advancement  of  Colored  People  was 
guest  speaker  for  the  Jan.  26  service  which  kicked  off  the  year- 
long centennial  celebration. 

Other  events  planned  include  a  gospel  fest  on  March  18,  and 
a  heritage  celebration  on  April  29. 

The  Rev.  Willie  Woodson  is  minister  at  First  United  Church. 

Pressing  joins  Presbyterian  Ciiildren's  Home 

WYTHEVILLE,  Va.— Kathy  O'Neal  Pressing,  MSW,  is  the  new 
director  of  social  services  at  the  Presbyterian  Children's  Home 
of  the  Highlands,  Inc. 

Pressing  was  the  former  child  and  family  clinician  at  the 
Wjrtheville-based  agency.  In  addition  to  her  responsibilities 
with  the  30-bed  campus,  she  will  be  involved  in  program  devel- 
opment. The  Marion,  Va.  native  is  a  graduate  of  Emory  and 
Henry  College  and  Virginia  Commonwealth  University.  She  has 
10  years  experience  in  the  fields  of  children's  services  and 
mental  health. 

Presbyterian  Children's  Homes  of  the  Highlands,  Inc.  has 
been  providing  care  to  children  for  more  than  70  years.  It  is 
licensed  by  the  Commonwealth  of  Virginia  and  is  an  agency  of 
the  Synod  of  the  Mid-Atlantic. 

NCCC  women's  conference  is  March  30-31 

The  North  Carolina  Council  of  Churches'  annual  conference  on 
Faith,  Women  &  Justice  will  be  held  March  30-31  at  First 
Lutheran  Church  in  Greensboro,  N.  C. 

This  conference  will  address  the  following  concerns: 

•values  and  money 

•how  people  who  don't  like  figures  can  understand  local 
congregational  budgets 

•how  congregations,  denominations,  and  individuals  can  be 
socially  responsible  with  their  resources 

•  socially  responsible  investments,  alternative  financial  insti- 
tutions, and  socially  screened  portfolios 

For  more  information  contact  the  Rev.  Jeanette  Stokes  at 
(919)  6878-0408  or  Sister  Evelyn  Mattern  at  (919)  828-6501. 

Land  stewardship  conference  March  22-23 

The  Third  Annual  Lex  Mathews  Land  Stewardship  Conference 
will  be  held  March  22-23  at  Brown  Summit,  the  North  Carolina 
Episcopal  Diocese'  conference  center  near  Greensboro. 

"Common  God,  Common  Good"  is  the  theme  for  the  event 
sponsored  by  the  Land  Stewardship  Council  of  North  Carolina, 
a  Judeo-Christian,  non-profit  organization  that  seeks  to  educate 
people — through  a  theological  setting — about  stewardship  to 
the  earth. 

For  more  information  contact  N.  F.  Gustavesan,  treasurer,  at 
Rt.  1,  Box  84K,  Thunder  Mountain,  Efland,  N.C.  27243.  K.O. 
Summerville  of  Garner,  N.  C .  is  the  synod's  representative  on  the 
LSC  board  of  directors. 

Two  from  synod  endorsed  for  GA 
moderator  election 


continued  from  page  1 
Presbyterian  Home  in  Char- 
lotte, and  is  chairman  of  the 
board  of  Presbjrterian  Hospi- 
tal and  Presbj^erian  Health 
Services  Corp.  in  Charlotte. 

A  graduate  of  Mount  Her- 
mon  School  in  Massachusetts 
and  of  Davidson  College, 
Gwynn  served  in  the  U.S.  Army 
from  1943  to  1946.  He  enlisted 
as  a  private,  attended  officer's 
candidate  school  and  was  a 
company  commander  in  J apan. 
He  was  discharged  with  the 
rank  of  captain. 

He  is  president  and  director 
of  both   Package  Products 
.Eneraph,  Inc. 


He  is  a  member  of  the  bank 
board  in  Charlotte,  a  distin- 
guished lecturer  at  Queens 
College,  an  instructor  in  mar- 
keting at  the  University  of 
North  Carolina  and  a  visiting 
lecturer  to  the  European  Asso- 
ciation of  Label  Manufactur- 
ers. He  serves  on  the  board 
of  advisors  to  the  Business 
Journal. 

Gwynn  is  the  son  and  grand- 
son of  Presbyterian  ministers. 
His  father  taught  at  Davidson 
College,  was  dean  of  St.  An- 
drews Presb3^terian  College 
and  president  of  Glade  Valley 
School,  a  Presbjrterian  grade 
school  for  mountain  children. 


Representing  the  synod  at  a  recent  training  event  for  older  adult 
enablers  were,  from  left,  Priscilla  Brown,  the  Rev.  James  Carpenter, 
Jan  McGilliard,  Richard  Morgan,  Valaria  Tocci,  Wendy  Yoder,  and 
Allan  Brown.  Not  pictured  is  the  Rev.  Elmon  Brown. 

Older  adult  association 
preparing  for  offering 


The  Mid-Atlantic  Association 
of  Ministries  with  Older  Adults 
(MAAMOA)  is  preparing  ma- 
terials for  distribution  to 
churches  for  the  1 990  Mother's 
Day  Offering. 

In  January  pastors  and 
clerks  of  sessions  received  a 
letter  from  the  Rev.  Carroll 
Jenkins,  synod  executive,  en- 
couraging participation  in  the 
offering  for  synod-wide  minis- 
tries with  older  adults. 

More  recently,  each  church 
received  a  letter  from  Jane  M. 
Saunier,  president  of 
MAAMOA,  along  with  a  draft 
brochure  describing  the 
Mother's  Day  Offering  and  a 
request  form  for  ordering  ma- 
terials. 

The  offering  for  1990  will 
allow  churches  and  individu- 
als the  opportunity  to  fund  a 
particular  residential  and 
health  care  institution  and/or 
the  Mid- Atlantic  Association  of 


Ministries  with  Older  Adults. 

The  institutions  involved 
and  their  MAAMOA  represen- 
tatives are  The  Presbyterian 
Homes,  Inc.  of  North  Carolina, 
William  G.  Plesants;  Sun- 
nyside  Presbyterian  Retire- 
ment Community,  Richard  E. 
Lyons;  and  Westminster  Pres- 
byterian Homes,  Inc.  (Vir- 
ginia), John  H.  Cecil  Jr. 

Synod  representatives  to 
MAAMOA  are  Douglas  Bar- 
rick  of  Garner,  N.C;  Albert  E. 
Dimmock  of  Montreat,  N.C; 
St.  Paul  Epps  of  Windsor,  N.C; 
and  Jane  M.  Saunier  of  Char- 
lottesville, Va. 

To  receive  more  information 
about  the  1990  Mother's  Day 
Offering,  contact  any  of  these 
persons  or  Jan  L.  McGilliard, 
Staff,  Mid-Atlantic  Association 
of  Ministries  with  Older  Adults, 
305  Country  Club  Dr.  S.E., 
Blacksburg,  VA  24060  or  call 
(703)  953-1366. 


The  Presbyterian  News,  March  1990,  Page  5 


Two  from  synod  on  small 
church  network  team 


Two  members  of  the  Synod  of 
the  Mid-Atlantic  are  part  of  a 
small  church  network  advisory 
team  selected  by  the  General 
Assembly's  Evangelism  and 
Church  Development  Ministry 
Unit  Committee. 

The  Rev.  Caroline  Gourley 
of  Morganton,  N.C.  and  the 
Rev.  Mark  Lomax  of  Davidson, 
N.C.  were  named  to  the  advi- 
sory team. 

The  group's  responsibilities 
include: 

•  overseeing  the  implemen- 
tation of  the  Partners  in  Small 
Church  Strategy  report 
adopted  by  the  1989  General 
Assembly; 

•  encouraging  and  assisting 
with  the  development  of  small 
church  networks  in  synods  and 
presbyteries; 


•  developing  a  system  of 
communication  throughout  the 
denomination's  small  church 
network; 

•  and  overseeing  specific 
projects,  including  the  publi- 
cation of  a  small  church  net- 
work directory. 

The  group  organized  Jan. 
24-26  in  Louisville  and  re- 
viewed and  approved  this  di- 
rectory. The  loose-leaf  listing 
includes  rosters  of  the  General 
Assembly  small  church  inter- 
unit  staff  team,  ecumenical 
resource  persons,  seminary 
resource  persons,  synod  and 
presb3rtery  resource  persons, 
cooperative  parish  organiza- 
tions, the  Association  of  Pres- 
byterian Tentmakers,  and 
other  networks  and  organiza- 
tions. 


Appalachian  Ministry 
assembly  is  March  27-28 


The  Coalition  for  Appalachian 
Ministry  (CAM)  will  holds  its 
spring  assembly  March  27-28 
at  the  John  XXIII  Pastoral 
Center  in  Charleston,  W.Va. 

The  conference  theme  is 
"The  Ministry  of  the  Church  in 
Appalachia  with  the  Aging." 
The  keynote  speakers  will  be 
Thomas  Robb,  former  Presby- 
terian Church,  (U.S.A.)  staff 
person  on  aging,  and  Graham 
Rowles,  specialist  on  aging  in 
Appalachia  at  the  Appalachian 
Center,  University  of  Ken- 
tucky. 


Additional  workshop  lead- 
ers will  be  Helen  Morrison  on 
creative  retirement,  Jan  McGil- 
liard on  church  programming, 
Rick  Briggs  on  physical  needs 
and  health  care,  Glenn  Rogers 
on  family-related  problems,  Al 
Dimmock  on  pastoral  care,  and 
Carolyn  Chrisman  on  physical 
fitness. 

For  more  information,  bro- 
chures, or  to  register,  contact 
Judy  Barker,  CAM,  P.O.  Box 
10208,  Knoxville,  TN  37939- 
0208  or  call  (615)  584-6133. 


Youth  Caravan  forming  for  global  missions  event 


Youth,  are  you  interested  in 
world  events?. ..in  meeting 
people  from  Asia,  Africa,  Latin 
America  and  Europe?  Are  you 
curious  about  how  the  church 
makes  a  positive  difference  in 
our  world  today? 

Then  you  would  enjoy  join- 
ing the  Youth  Caravan  to  the 
Montreat  Global  Missions 
Conference,  July  22-28, 1990. 

For  more  than  20  years, 
young  people  from  different 


presbyteries  have  traveled  and 
lived  together  for  the  week  of 
the  Global  Missions  Conference 
at  Montreat.  During  the  con- 
ference there  have  been  spe- 
cial opportunities  for  youth  to: 

•  talk  personally  with  inter- 
nationals, missionaries,  and 
church  leaders; 

•  lead  worship; 

•  understand  the  awesome 
variety  of  mission  programs; 

•  be  challenged  by  multi- 


Aitken  joins  Foundation 


The  Presbyterian  Church 
(U.S.A.)  Foundation  has  ap- 
pointed Elder  G.  Douglas 
Aitken  Jr.  of  Asheboro,  N.C.  to 
the  position  of  regional  repre- 
sentative. 

Aitken  will  work  with  the 
five  presbyteries  in  North 
Carolina,  including  nearly  800 
congregations,  helping  them  to 
develop  endowment  and  wills 
emphasis  programs. 

Before  joining  the  founda- 
tion, Aitken  was  vice  president 
and  city  executive  of  the  Cen- 
tral Carolina  Bank  and  Trust 
Company  in  Asheboro.  He  was 
formerly  the  chief  executive 
officer  of  the  North  Carolina 
Zoological  Society. 


Aitken  is  active  in  civic  af- 
fairs, including  the  Rotary 
Club,  the  YMCA,  and  the 
United  Way.  He  is  an  elder  in 
Asheboro's  First  Presbyterian 
Church. 

A  native  of  Charlotte,  Aitken 
holds  a  bachelor's  degree  in 
business  administration  from 
the  University  of  North  Caro- 
lina at  Chapel  Hill.  He  and 
his  wife  Marianne  have  two 
children. 

The  190-year-old  Presbyte- 
rian Church  (U.S.A.)  Founda- 
tion manages  more  than  $650 
million  in  endowments  for  the 
benefit  of  the  General  Assem- 
bly, its  agencies,  insstitutions 
and  programs. 


WiliiarTJ 

Looge 

Ideal  for  vacatioriK,  seminars,  retreats,  and  meetings  of  all  kinds 


For  reservations  and  further  information,  call  or  write: 

Manager,  William  Black  Lodge 
P.O.  Box  818,  Montreat,  NC  28757 
Phone  (704)  669-6314 


cultural  issues; 

•  play  and  laugh  with  a  great 
group  of  people  from  all  over 
the  Synod  of  the  Mid-Atlantic! 

The  Youth  Caravan  coordi- 
nator for  the  Synod  of  the  Mid- 
Atlantic  is  Pearl  Waterworth. 
If  you  or  your  youth  group  is 
interested  in  participating  in 


this  great  week,  please  contact 
her  at  P.O.  Box  281,  Spring- 
field, WV  26763  or  call  (304) 
822-5324. 

Church  groups  can  also 
register  and  travel  apart  from 
the  Caravan,  but  still  partici- 
pate in  the  special  events  of 
the  conference. 


The  Rev.  Joanna  Adams 

Adams  speaker 
for  Durham 
lecture  series 

The  Rev.  Joanna  Adams,  pas- 
tor of  the  North  Decatur  Pres- 
byterian Church  in  Atlanta, 
Ga.,  will  lecture  March  11-12 
at  First  Presbyterian  Church 
in  Durham,  N.C. 

A  member  of  the  Brief  State- 
ment Committee,  Adams  will 
speak  on  the  overall  theme  "We 
Belong  to  God:  Confessing  the 
Faith  of  the  Church  in  the 
1990's." 

At  7  p.m.  Sunday,  March  11 
she  will  speak  on  "Why  All  the 
Fuss  about  Sin?:  Judgement." 
There  will  be  a  seminar  for 
pastors  at  10  a.m.  Monday, 
March  12.  Her  topic  will  be 
"Why  All  the  Fuss  about  the 
Words?  This  Issue  of  Language 
about  God."  The  seminar  is  co- 
sponsored  by  the  Professional 
Development  Committee  of  the 
Presbytery  of  New  Hope. 

In  addition  to  her  work  on 
the  Brief  Statement,  Adams 
was  preacher  for  the  1986 
General  Assembly  in  Minnea- 
polis and  for  the  Protestant 
Hour  in  1989. 

The  Brief  Statement  "ex- 
presses the  ancient  truths  of 
the  faith  in  the  language  of  our 
time,"  said  Adams. 

Registration  for  the  semi- 
nar can  be  made  at  the  First 
Presbyterian  Church,  305  E. 
Main  St.,  Durham,  N.C.  27701 . 
Call  (919)  688-3960  for  infor- 
mation. There  will  be  a  $10 
registration  fee,  which  includes 
lunch. 


Prepare  for  peacemaking 
in  the  1990's  by  attending 

PEACEMAKING  2000: 
GROWING  TOWARD  THE  VISION 

with  Elias  Chacour. 


Elias  Chacour  is  the  author  of  Blood 
Brothers  and  a  Melkite  Priest  from 
Galilee.  Other  speakers  include: 
Allan  Boesak,  Walter  Brueggemann, 
and  Dame  Nita  Barrow. 

June  24-28,1990 
The  American  University, 
Washington,  D.C. 
Sponsored  by  the  Presbyterian 
Peacemaking  Program 


Write  to  the  Presbyterian 
Peacemaking  Program, 
100  Witherspoon  Street, 
Louisville,  KY  40202-1396 
for  registration  information. 


Page  6,  Tlie  Presbyterian  News,  March  1990 


Church  educators  conference  scheduled 


The  1990  eastern  region  con- 
ference of  the  Association  of 
Presbyterian  Church  Educa- 
tors will  be  held  April  30  to 
May  2  at  Kenbrook  Conference 
Center. 

"Having  Gifts  that 
Differ. ..Meyers-Briggs  and 
Beyond"  is  the  theme  for  the 
conference.  Participants  will 


have  the  opportunity  to  explore 
the  uses  of  the  Meyers-Briggs 
Type  Indicator  in  their  work 
and  their  relationships  with 
other  people. 

The  Revs.  Rollie  Kamm  and 
Fred  Malott  will  be  guest 
speakers  for  the  event.  The  Rev. 
Sally  Wilhs-Watkins  will  be 
worship  leader. 


The  conference  is  open  to 
church  educators  and  those 
interested  in  church  education. 
The  registration  deadline  is 
April  10.  For  more  informa- 
tion contact  Registrar  Nancy 
Reinart,  Pine  Street  Presbyte- 
rian Church,  310  N.  3rd  St., 
Harrisburg,  PA  17101  or  call 
(717)238-9304. 


SYNOD  SCHOOL  1990 

Randolph  Macon  Woman's  College 

July  13-18 

Actions  for  the  1990' s 


God  s 
FAMILY 
Together 


Connecting  across  the  Synod  in  friendship 

What  is  Synod  School? 

It's  an  educational  and  recreational  opportunity  in 
an  intergenerational  Christian  community  of 
individuals  and  families. 

How  is  it  structured? 

There  are  morning  classes  for  children,  youth  and 
adults  (nursery  for  infants).  Adult  class  topics 

include: 
•  Bible  Study  • 
Themes  in  the  Brief  Statement  of  Faith 
Presbyterian  Women's  1990-91  Bible  Study 
•  Personal  Development  • 
Transitioning  in  Mid-Life 
Nurturing  the  Child  Within 

•  International/Social  Issues  • 
Partnerships  in  Global  Mission 

(What,  Who,  Where,  How) 
AIDS  (Christians'  response  to  the  crisis) 

•  Music  and  Inovative  Forms  • 

Cost 

Registration  is  $35  per  person 
Room  and  board  will  average  $23/day  per  person 
Scholarships  available  through  your  local  church, 

presbytery  or  the  Synod  office. 

Registration  and  flier  will  be  printed  in  the  April 
issue  of  The  Presbyterian  News 


Campus  Notes 


Davidson  College 


Davidson,  N.C. 

Senior  economics  major  Doug  Hicks  is  studying  the  disparity 
between  wealth  and  poverty  in  Mecklenburg  County,  N.C.  Even 
though  the  county  has  the  highest  average  income  in  the  state 
and  very  low  unemployment,  about  50,000  of  its  citizens  live  in 
poverty. 

Although  the  problem  of  poverty  in  the  Mecklenburg  area  is 
no  secret,  most  people  ignore  the  situation,  said  Hicks.  "That's 
what  makes  this  study  so  interesting.  Poverty  in  a  wealthy  com- 
munity is  so  easily  overlooked." 

The  research  for  Hick's  honors  thesis  will  be  conducted  with 
Professor  of  Economics  Charles  Ratliff.  It  will  also  be  the  basis  • 
for  a  video  by  the  Mecklenburg  Ministries,  of  which  Ratliff  is 
chairman. 

Hampden-Sydney  College 

Hampden-Sydney,  Va. 

The  annual  music  festival  at  Hampden-Sydney  College  is  set  for 
May  27^une  10, 1990. 

Nationally  known  performers  and  lecturers  plan  to  partici- 
pate in  the  festival  and  more  than  30  students  from  the  college's 
musicians  coaching  program  will  perform  in  concert. 

"We  are  all  gratified  that  the  music  festival  received  a  special 
citation  from  the  Richmond  music  critics  in  1989,"  said  James 
Kidd,  executive  director  of  the  festival.  "Our  distinguished 
performing  artists,  the  wonderfully  varied  programming,  and 
the  excellence  of  the  festival's  education  dimension  insure  that 
the  quality  will  continue  this  season." 

Johnson  C.  Smith  University, 

Charlotte,  N.  C. 

The  JCSU  marching  band  has  been  invited  to  compete  in  the  St. 
Patrick's  Week  band  competion  in  Ireland  on  March  14-21. 

The  "Institute  of  Sound"  band  will  be  the  only  band  from  the 
United  States  and  the  first  from  a  historically  black  college  or 
university  to  attend  the  competition. 

An  official  letter  with  greetings  from  the  Lord  Mayor  of 
Ireland,  Sean  Haughey,  has  been  received  by  the  band  and  the 
trip  has  been  endorsed  by  Charlotte  Mayor  Sue  Mjrrick. 

A  fund-raising  campaign  is  underway  to  raise  $1 00,000  to  pay 
for  100  band  members  to  travel  to  Ireland.  Band  members  have 
worked  booths  at  a  local  amusement  park  and  at  home  football 
games  to  raise  funds. 

Lees-McRae  College 

Banner  Elk,  N.C. 

Sanford  B.  Prater,  a  senior  vice  president  for  Oppenheimer  in 
Montclair,  N.J.  has  been  named  to  the  Lees-McRae  board  of 
trustees.  Prior  to  entering  the  securities  business,  the  Tennes- 
see native  worked  as  a  publicist  and  journalist  in  Virginia. 

Mary  Baldwin  College 

Staunton,  Va. 

Mary  Baldwin's  1988-89  Alcohol  Awareness  Week  program  was 
named  best  in  Virginia  for  a  small  college.  The  same  program 
also  earned  the  school  a  special  award  for  community  involve- 
ment. Former  Virginia  Gov.  Gerald  L.  Baliles  presented  the 
awards  during  ceremonies  in  November. 

Montreat-Anderson  College 

Montreat,  N.C. 

The  Church/College  Council  Bible  Scholarship  awards  competi- 
tion will  be  held  April  21  at  Montreat-Anderson.  The  annual 
scholarships  go  to  three  entering  freshmen  and  the  competition 
involves  testing  on  the  Old  and  New  Testaments  and  interviews 
with  church  leaders.  Nomination  forms  were  sent  to  ministers 
nationwide.  The  deadline  for  nominations  is  April  13. 

Along  with  the  Covenant  Fellowship  of  Presb5d;erians  and 
Presb3rterians  for  Renewal,  the  college  sponsored  the  1990 
Youth  Workers  Equipping  Conference  in  Atlanta  on  Jan.  18-22. 

More  than  100  church  leaders — ministers,  directors  of  Chris- 
tian education,  youth  leaders,  and  Montreat-Anderson  stu- 
dents— participated.  Keynote  speakers  were  Chuck  Reinhold, 
northeast  divisional  director  for  Young  Life  and  a  former  asso- 
ciate pastor  at  National  Presbyterian  Church  in  Washington, 
D.C.;  and  Dean  Borgman,  association  professor  of  youth  minis- 
ters at  Gordon-Conwell  Theological  Seminary. 

St.  Andrew's  College 

Laurinburg,  N.C. 

Rabbi  Lawrence  N.  Mahrer,  spiritual  leader  of  Beth  Israel 
Congregation  in  Florence,  S.  C.  is  teaching  "An  Overview  of  the 
Hebrew  Bible"  at  St.  Andrew's  during  the  spring  semester.  The 
class  is  one  of  1 71  across  the  United  States  and  Canada  being 
underwritten  by  the  Jewish  Chatauqua  Society  this  year. 

Rabbi  Mahrer  has  taught  courses  in  Judaic  Studies  at  St. 
Andrew's  for  six  years. 

Continued  on  next  page 


The  Presbyterian  News,  March  W&O,  F&ge  7 


It  all  started  in  the  mountains 


Out  on  a  rock,  students  from  Appalachian  State  Univer- 
sity's Westminster  Fellowship  enjoy  the  beauty  of  the 
movmtains  and  discussion  of  faith  and  other  issues. 


Mary  Baldwin  riding  wave 
of  large  contributions 


STAUNTON— A  recent  $2.4 
million  gift  to  Mary  Baldwin 
College  is  part  of  a  wave  of 
giving  during  the  late  1980's. 
More  than  $7.5  million  has 
been  contributed  to  the  school 
through  major  gifts  of  more 
than  $1  million  each  since  1 986. 

Also  during  the  same  pe- 
riod: 

•The  college's  annual  fund 
increased  15  percent,  boosting 
unrestricted  operating  dollars 
close  to  the  $1  million  level 
annually,  and  adding  $2.8 
million 

•  U.S.  News  &  World  Report 
surveys  twice  named  Mary 
Baldwin  as  one  of  the  top  ten 
liberal  arts  schools  in  the  South 
and  enrollment  increased  more 
than  24  percent. 

"Of  course,  one  must  imag- 
ine there  is  a  connection  be- 
tween a  reputation  for  excel- 
lence and  financial  support," 
said  President  Cynthia  H. 
Tyson,  "but  which  comes  first? 
In  the  small  world  of  women's 


colleges,  Mary  Baldwin  has 
always  been  considered  a 
leader,  but  only  recently  has 
that  begun  to  translate  into  a 
number  of  significant  financial 
contributions." 

The  latest  large  gift  came 
from  Caroline  Rose  Hunt  and 
Margaret  Hunt  Hill  of  Dallas, 
Texas.  They  are  both  former 
students,  trustees  and  the 
daughters  of  legendary  billion- 
aire H.L.  Hunt. 

The  gift  will  establish  two 
distinguished  academic  chairs 
and  prepare  the  way  for  resto- 
ration of  Hill  Top  Residence 
Hall,  the  oldest  building  on 
campus  and  dormitory  to 
Margaret  Hunt  Hill  during  her 
student  days. 

As  for  the  1990's,  "We  are 
looking  forward  to  an  im- 
mensely successful  decade," 
said  Dr.  Tyson,  "one  in  which 
our  academic  programs  rise  to 
unparalleled  excellence  and 
our  endowment  grows  to  se- 
cure that  excellence." 


By  THE  REV. 
ROCKWELL  WARD 

"A  hike,"  he  said.  "Is  that  one  of 
those  things  you  take  a  stick 
along  on?"  Frank  was  a  fresh- 
man who  had  recently  begun 
attending  the  meetings  of 
Westminster  Fellowship,  the 
Presbyterian  Campus  Minis- 
try at  Appalachian  State  Uni- 
versity. That  evening  we  had 
announced  plans  for  a  hike  near 
the  Blue  Ridge  Parkway. 

Frank's  question  caught  me 
off  guard — it  took  a  few  mo- 
ments for  the  fact  to  sink  in 
that  he  had  never  been  on  a 
walk  in  the  mountains. 

My  next  image  of  Frank  is 
his  lying  spread  eagle  on  a 
sunny  hillside  feeling  for  the 
first  time  the  silkiness  of  the 
grass  under  his  head  and 
watching,  not  a  video  game, 
but  the  fluffy  white  clouds 
chased  by  a  gentle  fall  breeze. 

That  autumn  afternoon  in 
the  mountains  began  a  life- 
changing  process  for  Frank. 
Spellbound,  he  lay  there  oblivi- 
ous to  the  rest  of  us.  It  was  if 
his  ears  and  eyes  where  opened 
to  sights  and  sounds  never 
before  imagined — the  sym- 
phony of  the  wind  sighing 
through  the  oaks,  the  kaleido- 
scope of  clouds  cascading  across 
the  sky  from  the  west.  A  new 
world  was  opened  to  Frank  that 
day. 

Other  outdoor  adventures 
such  as  Whitewater  rafting, 
caving  and  winter  backpack- 
ing provided  avenues  for  inter- 
action and  trust  between  Frank 
and  other  members  of  the 
Westminster  Fellowship. 
Those  special  outdoor  times 
where  opportunities  for  discus- 
sions on  values  and  lifestyle 


not  only  involving  appreciation 
of  an  protection  of  the  natural 
environment,  but  relationships 
with  people  and  issues  of  faith. 

That  first  hike — he  did  bring 
the  stick  along,  but  not  the  gun 
he  thought  he  would  need- 
began  what  may  prove  to  be  a 
life-long  quest  for  new  experi- 
ences and  for  truth.  At  the  end 
of  the  first  semester,  Frank 
wrote  a  note  to  the  members  of 
the  Westminster  Fellowship 
which  stated,  "I  have  learned 
more  about  life  here  in  a  few 
short  months  than  in  all  my 
previous  years." 

Getting  in  touch  with 
beauty,  awe,  mystery,  and 
majesty  of  the  presence  and 
God  in  nature  is  but  one  way 
that  campus  ministry  at  Appa- 
lachian State  University  chal- 
lenges students  to  explore  and 
grow  in  their  faith.  Whether  it 
is  through  building  houses  with 
Habitat  for  Humanity,  serving 
Meals-on- Wheels,  or  struggling 
with  contemporary  faith  issues 
in  Bible  study  and  discussion 
groups,  campus  ministry  offers 
numerous  avenues  for  college 
students  to  build  Christian 
communities  of  faith  that  ad- 
dress current  issues  and 
struggle  with  what  it  means  to 
be  an  authentic  Christian  per- 
son in  today's  society. 

Frank  was  attracted  to  our 
campus  ministry  group  first  of 
all,  because  of  the  opportunity 
for  new  and  challenging  expe- 
riences. Later,  he  came  to  find 
a  community  of  trust  and  sup- 
port which  allowed  him  to 
explore,  question,  experience, 
and  rejoice  in  an  atmosphere  of 
openness,  challenge,  and  ac- 
ceptance. Later,  Frank  chose 
leadership  rolls  in  Bible  study 
and  worship.  He  even  became 


Union  Seminary  appoints  Luxmoore  as  communications  director 


RICHMOND,  Va.— Celia 
Pendleton  Luxmoore  has  been 
appointed  director  of  commu- 
nications at  Union  Theological 
Seminary  in  Virginia. 

For  the  past  five  years,  Ms. 
Luxmoore  has  been  director  of 
marketing  resources  at  the 
Presbyterian  School  of  Chris- 
tian Education  in  Richmond. 


There  she  supervised  the  pro- 
duction of  more  than  80  publi- 
cations annually  and  com- 
pleted the  communications 
program  for  the  graduate 
school's  capital  campaign. 

Prior  to  joining  PSCE,  she 
was  publications  editor  for 
Virginia  Commonwealth  Uni- 
versity for  four  years  and 


More  Campus  Notes 


Warren  Wilson  College 

Swannanoa,  N.C. 

The  Public  Welfare  Foundation  has  awarded  Warren  Wilson 
College  a  $1  million  grant  to  be  used  for  completion  of  the 
Sunderland  HaU  dormitory  and  endowment  of  a  merit  scholar- 
ship fund. 

President  Alfred  O.  Cannon  said  the  gift  was  made  to  the 
Cornerstone  Program,  a  $5  million  national  and  local  capital 
campaign  which  kicked  off  last  fall. 

Other  contributions  to  the  Cornerstone  Program  include  a 
$100,000  gift  from  the  Booth-Ferris  Foundation  of  New  York  , 
and  a  $125,000  challenge  gift  from  the  Bryan  Family  Founda- 
tion of  Greensboro,  N.C. 

Warren  Wilson  also  received  a  boost  through  an  article  in 
Changing  Times  magazine  last  December.  It  was  one  of  13 
colleges  cited  in  the  article  "Little-Known  Gems  in  Higher 
Education"  written  by  Nancy  Henderson. 

The  college  was  noted  for  "students  who  like  to  learn  without 
keeping  their  heads  buried  in  books."  The  school's  study/work 
program  incorporates  practical  experience  with  classroom  edu- 
cation. All  students  work  1 5  hours  per  week  on  one  of  70  campus 
crews. 

Warren  Wilson  was  also  cited  for  its  strong  programs  in 
biology,  environmental  studies,  peace  studies,  honors  English 
and  pre-veterinary  programs. 

During  a  recent  board  of  trustees'  meeting,  Herbert  Smith  Jr. 
of  Clover,  S.C.  and  Katherine  Aldridge  of  Bumsville,  N.C.  were 
elected  to  the  board.  Smith  is  an  oil  company  president  and 
Aldridge  is  a  psychiatric  social  worker. 


served  one  year  as  director  of 
communications  at  AAA  of 
Virginia. 

During  the  past  seven  years 
she  has  won  more  than  167 
major  awards  in  state  and 
national  competition. 

Ms.  Luxmoore  holds  a  mas- 
ter's degree  in  media  manage- 


ment and  a  bachelor's  degree 
in  mass  communications/pub- 
lic relations,  both  from  Virginia 
Commonwealth  University. 

She  is  professionally  accred- 
ited by  the  International  Asso- 
ciation of  Business  Communi- 
cators and  is  the  1990  presi- 
dent of  lABC  Richmond. 


a  teacher's  aide  in  a  children's 
Sunday  school  class  in  a  local 
congregation. 

Campus  ministry  today  is 
multi-faceted.  It  offers  students 
opportunity  for  support  and 
counseling,  challenges  them  to 
deal  with  the  difficult  issues 
that  confront  them  on  campus, 
and  calls  them  to  Christian 
community  in  the  midst  of  other 
value  systems.  In  addition, 
campus  ministry  works  with 
college  administrators,  faculty, 
and  staff  to  promote  openness 
of  ideas,  racial-ethnic  under- 
standing, wellness,  and  a  host 
of  other  goals. 

What  began  on  that  autumn 
hillside  for  Frank  is  similar  to 
the  journey  that  many  students 
make  as  they  become  involved 
in  and  challenged  by  campus 
ministry. 

The  Rev  Rockwell  Ward  is 
campus  minister  at  Appala- 
chian State  University  in 
Boone,  N.C. 


Classified 


COLLEGE  PASTOR 

St.  Andrews 
Presbyterian  College 

Opening  for  Presbyterian  chaplain 
June  1, 1990.  Pastoral  duties  include: 
counseling  of  students  in  personal  and 
spiritual  issues,  campus  religious 
services,  general  catalyst  to  spiritual 
life  on  the  campus,  connecting  the 
college  to  Presbyterian  churches,  en- 
couraging student  service  to  the  com- 
munity. 

St.  Andrews  is  a  church-related, 
liberal  arts  college  of  about  800  stu- 
dents. The  student  body  is  25%  Pres- 
byterian, 13%  Catholic,  12%  Baptist, 
with  most  other  denominations  repre- 
sented. Strong  program  for  physically 
disabled  students,  extensive  interna- 
tional programs.  Beautiful  campus  lo- 
cated in  the  sandhills  of  North  Caro- 
lira  near  the  South  Carolina  border. 
Send  PIF  to  the  President's  Office,  St. 
Andrews  Presbyterian  College,  Lau- 
rinburg,  North  Carolina  28352. 
Screening  of  applicants  will  begin  by 
March  15  and  continue  until  the  va- 
cancy is  filled.  Women  and  minorities 
encouraged  to  apply. 


TTie  Original 

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Next  appearing  in  the  Summer  of  1990 

Don't  miss  the  real  drama  and  passion  of  the  last  days  of  Christ 
portrayed  by  the  villagers  of  Oberammergau. 

Interested  travelers  can  contact  their  local  AAA  office  for  a  complete 
listing  of  the  wide  variety  of  AAA  European  Tours  which  feature  the 
Oberammergau  Passion  Play. 

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Germany  -  9  Days 

■  June  22,  1990 

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Pag«  8,  The  Presbyterian  News,  March  1990 


Text  of  Massanetta  Covenant  and  Contractual  Agreement 


JOINT  STATEMENT  OF 
THE  SYNOD  OF  THE  MID- 
ATLANTIC,  PRESBYTER- 
IAN CHURCH  (U.S.A.) 
AND  THE  BOARD  OF 
TRUSTEES  OF  MAS- 
SANETTA SPRINGS,  INC. 

The  Synod  of  the  Mid-At- 
lantic, Presbyterian  Church 
(U.S. A),  acting  through  its 
Council,  and  the  Board  of 
Trustees  of  Massanetta 
Springs,  Inc.,  are  very 
pleased  to  announce  that  they 
have  resolved  the  matters  in 
controversy  between  them, 
and  that  both  the  civil  suit 
pending  in  Rockingham 
Covmty  Circuit  Court  and  the 
proceedings  pending  before 
the  Permanent  Judicial  Com- 
mission of  the  General  As- 
sembly of  the  Presbyterian 
Church  (U.S.A.)  have  been 
settled  and  dismissed.  In 
entering  into  the  covenant 
and  arranging  for  the  dis- 
missal of  the  civil  and  church 
proceedings,  the  parties  have 
sincerely  attempted  to  deal 
with  each  other  as  Christian 
friends  who  love  their  Church 
and  wish  to  work  for  its  well- 
being. 

Matters  relating  to  the 
property,  operations  and 
governance  of  Massanetta 
Springs  have  been  resolved 
by  a  covenant  and  contractual 
agreement  entered  into  be- 
tween the  parties.  Among 
other  things,  the  covenant  an- 
ticipates further  exploration 
of  the  future  of  the  Con- 
ference Center  at  Massanetta 
Springs  if  certain  conditions 
pertaining  to  safety  and  the 
use  of  endowment  funds  are 
met.  Governance  of  Mas- 
sanetta Springs  will  continue 
to  be  through  its  Board  of 
Trustees,  twelve  of  whom  will 
be  current  members  of  the 
Board  and  twelve  of  whom 
will  be  new  members  nom- 
inated and  elected  through  a 
consultative  process.  In  1991, 
and  thereafter  the  Trustees 
will  be  elected  in  accordance 
with  the  Articles  of  Incorpora- 
tion and  the  By-laws  of  the 
corporation. 

The  parties  have  agreed 
that  matters  relating  to  the 
cottage  owners  should  be 
resolved  together  in  consult- 
ation with  the  "Cottage  Com- 
munity" in  an  expeditious  and 
equitable  manner. 

The  Synod  affirms  the 
basic  integrity  and  faithful- 
ness of  the  members  of  the 
Board  of  Trustees  of  Mas- 
sanetta Springs,  Inc.  The 
Sjmod  affirms  its  belief  that 
the  Board  acted  with  good  in- 
tentions as  it  sought  to  per- 
petuate the  historic  purpose 
of  Massanetta  Springs.  The 
Synod  regrets  any  perceived 
personal  ill  treatment  of  the 
Trustees,  individually  and 
collectively,  at  the  meeting  of 
the  Synod  on  May  21-22, 
1989.  The  Synod,  through  the 
Council  of  the  Synod,  has  con- 
sistently made  it  clear  that  it 
is  dealing  with  issues,  not 
people  or  personalities.  In 
response  to  the  conciliatory 
approach  of  the  parties,  the 
Synod  shall  cause  the  poten- 
tial challenge  to  the  Ordina- 
tion Vows  of  the  Trustees  to 
be  rescinded. 

The  Board  of  Trustees  of 
Massanetta  Springs,  Inc., 
regrets  any  perceived  mis- 
communication  or  perceived 
fai  'ure  to  keep  the  Synod  ade- 


quately  informed.  It  has  been 
agreed  that  the  amended 
complaint  pending  in  the  Per- 
manent Judicial  Commission 
of  the  Presbyterian  Church 
(U.S.A.)  will  be  withdrawn. 

Both  parties  pledge  their 
good  faith  and  best  efforts  to 
effect  a  full  reconciliation  be- 
tween the  parties,  to  work 
together  for  the  benefit  of 
Massanetta  Springs  in 
whatever  manner  its  mission 
may  be  carried  out,  and  do 
everything  within  their 
power  to  see  that  the  terms 
and  the  spirit  of  the  covenant 
are  fulfilled. 


The  Agreement 

Accordingly,  as  set  forth 
below,  the  S5mod,  and  Mas- 
sanetta Springs,  Inc.  and  the 
present  Board  of  Trustees 
commit  to  each  other  as  fol- 
lows: 


Safety 

The  health  and  safety  of 
the  users  and  staff  of  Mas- 
sanetta Springs,  Inc.  will  be 
paramount.  The  Board  and 
Council  shall  jointly  decide 
what  must  be  done  prior  to 
the  re-opening  of  Massanetta 
Springs,  taking  into  account 
general  safety  matters  and 
health  standards  for  commer- 
cial buildings. 

The  Cottage  Community 

The  Board  and  the  S3mod, 
working  together  in  consult- 
ation with  the  "cottage  com- 
munity," will  attempt  to 
resolve  the  legal  and  property 
issues  related  to  the  "cottage 
community"  in  an  expeditious 
and  equitable  manner. 


Massanetta  Springs,  Inc. 
Endowment 

The  income  from  the  Mas- 
sanetta Springs,  Inc.  Endow- 
ment shall  be  used  for  opera- 
tions or  repairs  as  the  Board 
of  Trustees  shall  decide. 
Neither  the  principal  of  the 
Endowment  nor  the  proceeds 
from  the  sale  of  any  real  es- 
tate shall  be  used  to  pay  for 
repairs,  remodeling,  improve- 
ments or  to  fund  operations. 
Real  Estate  shall  not  be  sold 
nor  mortgaged  without  Synod 
approval. 

A  sum  not  to  exceed 
$100,000,  with  interest  at  the 
Prime  Rate,  may  be  borrowed 
from  the  Endowment  by  the 
Sjmod  and  re-loaned  to  Mas- 
sanetta Springs,  Inc.  for  use 
at  Massanetta  Springs,  and 
any  such  loan  shall  be  repaid 
by  Synod  to  the  Endowment 
within  three  (3)  years  after 
the  loan  proceeds  are  ad- 
vanced. 

Dissolution 

In  the  event  Massanetta 
Springs,  Inc.  finds  itself  un- 
able to  re-open  the  hotel  and 
conference  center,  or,  having 
re-opened,  to  continue  opera- 
tions, and  it  determines  again 
to.  close  the  hotel  and  con- 
ference center,  Massanetta 
Springs,  Inc.  agrees  that  it 
will  not  close  or  sell  the  con- 
ference center  without  the  ap- 
proval of  Synod  nor  sell  the 
real  estate  owned  by  Mas- 
sanetta Springs,  Inc.  without 
the  approval  of  the  Synod. 

If  the  assets  of  Massanetta 
Springs,  Inc.  are  sold,  the 
proceeds  will  be  held  in  fur- 
ther trust  to  be  used  in  a  man- 
ner consonant  with  the  his- 
toric mission  of  Massanetta 
Springs  and  in  the  name  of 


Massanetta  Springs. 

Further  Governance 

The  Board  of  Tnistees  of 
Massanetta  Springs,  Inc. 
shall  in  its  further  gover- 
nance be  inclusive  of  the  en- 
tire Synod.  The  Board  of 
Trustees  and  the  Synod  will 
endeavor  ultimately  to  have 
proportional  representation 
geographically.  Board  mem- 
bers shall  be  inclusive  in  ac- 
cordance with  the  Book  of 
Order,  G-4.0403. 

In  order  to  accomplish 
these  goals  and  to  building 
that  inclusiveness,  the  follow- 
ing steps  will  be  taken: 

Promptly  upon  approval  of 
this  agreement  by  the  Synod 
and  the  Board,  the  members 
of  the  Board  whose  terms 
would  have  expired  in  1989 
and  so  many  of  the  Board 
whose  terms  would  expire  in 

1990  and  1991  as  shall  there- 
after leave  twelve  remaining 
Trustees,  shall  rotate  off  the 
Board  upon  the  election  of 
their  successors.  In  their 
places,  the  Board  will 
nominate,  elect  and  then  sub- 
mit to  the  Synod  (or  its  Coun- 
cil) for  election,  the  names  of 
twelve  persons  chosen  from 
the  list  of  eighteen  persons 
suggested  by  the  Council. 
Those  twelve  persons  shall 
take  office  promptly  upon 
their  election. 

At  the  Synod  meeting  in 

1991  nominations  and  elec- 
tions will  be  done  as  provided 
by  the  bylaws  of  Massanetta 
Springs,  Inc.  for  the  twelve 
trustee  positions  held  by 
those  continuing  in  office 
after  the  date  of  this  agree- 
ment. Thereafter,  the  election 
of  trustees  will  be  in  a  manner 
provided  by  the  bylaws  of  the 
Board. 

It  is  agreed  that  decisions 


relating  to  re-opening  Mas- 
sanetta Springs  as  a  con- 
ference center,  sale  and 
mortgage  of  real  estate  and 
the  emplojrment  or  selection 
of  management  will  require  a 
two-thirds  (2/3)  vote  of  the  en- 
tire Board  membership.  Any 
such  decision  by  the  Board  to 
open  or  close  Massanetta 
Springs,  if  re-opened,  or  to 
sell  or  encumber  real  estate 
shall  require  the  approval  of 
Synod.  Further,  even  if  the 
Board  does  not  have  two- 
thirds  (2/3)  of  its  membership 
vote  in  favor  of  re-opening,  so' 
long  as  at  least  twelve  (12) 
Board  members  have  voted  in 
favor  of  re-opening,  the  issue 
of  whether  to  re-open  will  be 
referred  to  Synod  and  Synod 
may  direct  that  the  con- 
ference center  be  opened  upon 
the  terms  and  conditions  of 
this  agreement. 

Approval 

This  covenant  between 
Massanetta  Springs,  Inc.  and 
the  Synod  of  the  Mid- Atlantic, 
Presbyterian  Church  (U.S.A.) 
was  approved  by  the  Board  of 
Trustees  of  Massanetta 
Springs,  Inc.  by  a  telephone 
conference  call  on  January 
31,  1990  and  approved  in  a 
meeting  of  the  Council  of  the 
Synod  of  the  Mid-Atlantic, 
Presbyterian  Church  (U.S.A.) 
on  February  17,  1990.  Both 
parties  agree  that  the 
Covenant  shall  be  annually 
reviewed  by  a  member  of  a 
Synod  Committee  to  be  > 
named  by  Council  in  atten- 
dance at  a  Board  meeting  of  , 
Massanetta  Springs,  Inc.  and 
remain  in  effect  for  a  period  of 
five  (5)  years  subsequent  to 
its  approval  and  shall  then  be 
subject  to  renegotiation. 


The  Computer  Comer 


Bible  available  on  computer  software 


By  Dr.  STEVEN  FLEMMING 

Pastor,  First  United  Church, 
Westminster,  Md. 

The  computer  is  a  powerful 
tool,  particularly  for  writing 
(word  processing).  But  there 
are  other  uses,  and  I  focus 
today  on  a  quite  different  one: 
Bible  study.  While  there  are 
dozens  of  computer  Bible 
programs  available,  one  I  par- 
ticularly like  is  CompuBible, 
available  from  NASSCO,  P.O. 
Box  65600-222,  Lubbock  TX 
79464.  (For  IBM  and  com- 
patibles -  Price:  $249  for  basic 
system  with  one  translation 
(KJV,RSV,ASV  or  NIV);  $89 
additional  versions;  $99  for 
Reference  Bible  Window. 
Package  pricing  available.) 

I  have  CompuBible  in- 
stalled on  my  computer,  and 
it  is  excellent!  Not  only  can 
you  look  at  any  verse  or  set  of 
verses  in  the  Bible  in  seconds, 
you  can  search  the  entire 
Bible  (or  any  selected  part)  by 
word,  words  or  phrases,  in- 
cluding or  excluding  items. 
Searches  (and  verses)  can  be 
saved  in  separate  files  for  fu- 
ture reference,  or  printed  out 
to  use  later. 

One  nice  feature  of  Compu- 
Bible is  that  you  can  have 
more  than  one  version  of  the 
Bible  on  the  computer  screen 
at  a  time.  I  regularly  put  the 


New  International  Version 
and  the  Revised  Standard 
Version  in  separate  "win- 
dows" on  my  screen.  It  is  pos- 
sible to  view  up  to  four  ver- 
sions at  a  time  if  you  have 
purchased  them  for  your  com- 
puter. 

Because  CompuBible  uses 
"pull-down"  menus  to  control 
the  program,  you  don't  need 
to  remember  complex  com- 
mands to  use  it.  In  fact, 
CompuBible  can  be  used  im- 
mediately after  installation 
with  a  quick  reading  of  the 
short  but  comprehensive 
manual.  I  wish  this  was  true 
of  most  other  computer 
programs  I  see. 

An  option,  Reference  Bible 
Window,  allows  you  to  look  up 
Scripture  passages  while 
using  a  word  processor.  While 
writing  a  sermon  or  Bible  les- 
son, you  can  instantly  "call 
up"  your  computerized  Bible, 
find  the  passage(s)  you  want, 
transfer  them  electronically 
into  your  document,  and  then 
return  to  your  writing.  This 
powerful  feature,  however, 
has  limitations.  To  use  Refer- 
ence Bible  Window  takes 
128k  of  your  computer 
memory  (RAM)  and  is  only 
practical  if  you  have  at  least 
640k  RAM.  The  main  pro- 
gram CompuBible,  uses  192k 
RAM,  but  is  not  memory-resi- 


dent. I  hope  future  revisions 
will  reduce  the  amount  of 
RAM  Reference  Bible  Win- 
dows requires.  Also,  each 
Bible  version  takes  3 
megabytes  of  space  on  a  hard 
disk,  and  although  NASSCO 
says  you  can  use  it  on  a  flop- 
py-only system  with  swop- 
ping, I  doubt  I'd  use  the  pro- 
gram often  if  it  wasn't  in- 
stalled on  my  hard  disk  and 
readily  available. 

One  other  useful  feature  is 
an  outline  of  the  Old  and  New 
Testaments.  You  can  search 
the  outlines  to  find  historical 
events  or  concepts.  NASSCO 


promises  a  Hebrew/Greek 
Dictionary  and  version  of 
Strong's  Concordance  that 
will  also  run  under  Compu- 
Bible. I'll  try  to  obtain  these 
and  report  on  them  in  a  future 
column. 

[Interested  readers  may  re- 
quest the  author's  10-page  re- 
port SELECTING  AND  PUR- 
CHASING COMPUTER 
HARDWARE  AND  SOFT- 
WARE. Send  $3  to  "Com- 
puters", c/oFirst  United  Pres- 
byterian Church,  65  Washing- 
ton Road,  Westminster, 
Maryland  21157] 


Ferguson  named  head 
of  Bicentennial  Fund 


LOUISVILLE— The  Rev. 
Richard  M.  Ferguson,  former- 
ly associate  director  of  the 
Bicentennial  Fund  of  the 
Presbyterian  Church  (U.S.A), 
has  been  appointed  director 
to  replace  the  Rev.  Donald  E. 
MacFalls,  who  was  forced  to 
resign  due  to  ill  health. 

Co-directing  the  fund  with 
Ferguson  will  be  the  Rev. 
George  H.  Pike,  formerly  ex- 
ecutive chair  of  the  campaign. 

Pike  will  fulfill  his  many 
commitments  for  speaking 


engagements  on  behalf  of  The 
Bicentennial  Fund,  but  will 
accept  fewer  such  commit- 
ments in  the  future  due  to  his 
new  administrative  respon- 
sibilities. 

While  announcing  the 
changes.  Stewardship  and 
Communication  Develop- 
ment Ministry  Unit  Director 
John  Coffin  thanked  the 
Bicentennial  Fund  staff  for 
their  efforts  in  supporting  a 
smooth  continuation  of  the 
campaign. 


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Presbyterian  Family  Ministries 

Barium  Springs  Home  for  Children 


Vol.  VII,  No.  2 


March  1990 


Lisa  S.  Crater,  Editor 


Club  donates  childrens  books 


During  the  1 980's,  there  was 
a  growing  concern  about  the 
amount  of  iUiteracy  in  the 
United  States.  The  educators, 
school  systems,  and  media 
placed  a  greater  emphasis  on 
the  importance  of  reading  to 
infants  and  pre-school  age  chil- 
dren as  a  prelude  to  teaching 
them  how  to  read. 

In  1988  the  Parents  Advi- 
sory Committee  (PAC)  of  the 
Family  and  Child  Development 
center  (FCDC)  decided  that  a 
library,  full  of  children's  books, 
would  be  of  significant  benefit 
to  the  children  at  the  Center. 

The  PAC  donated  enough 
money  to  buy  books  to  start  the 
library,  and  it  has  been  grow- 
ing ever  since.  The  children 
can  check  out  books  to  read  at 
the  Center  or  take  home,  and 


the  teachers  check  them  out  to 
read  to  their  classes. 

Anyone  can  buy  new  books 
to  donate  to  the  library.  Many 
of  the  parents  have  done  so  in 
the  name  of  their  child  or  chil- 
dren for  birthdays,  Christmas 
and  so  forth. 

Recently,  the  newly-founded 
Library  Club  from  South  Ire- 
dell High  School  bought  some 
Golden  Books  with  money  from 
their  dues  and  donated  them 
to  the  FCDC  Library.  Half  of 
the  club's  20  members  brought 
the  books  to  the  Center  and 
read  them  in  small  groups  to 
the  children. 

Regina  Welstead,  one  of  the 
Librarians  at  South,  said  that 
the  club  wanted  to  somehow 
get  involved  with  giving  books 
to  children.  They  had  consid- 


ered starting  a  "Books  for 
Babies"  program  in  the  area 
hospitals,  similar  to  a  program 
in  one  of  the  hospitals  in 
Charlotte. 

Then  they  found  out  about 
the  library  at  the  Center.  They 
decided  to  donate  the  books 
there  because  it  would  provide 
a  good  opportunity  for  the  club 
members  to  get  some  first-hand 
experience  reading  to  children. 

Welstead  said  the  club  hopes 
to  raise  more  money  for  new 
books  and  visit  the  Center 
again. 

Studies  show  that  reading 
to  children  while  they  are  young 
is  very  important.  The  FCDC 
library  is  a  successful  step 
towards  making  books  more 
accessible  to  children  and 
their  parents. 


....Or  so 
it  seems 


Earle  Frazier,  ACSW, 
Executive  Director 

In  the  mid-seventies  there 
was  a  tremendous  outcry  over 
children  and  youth  being  in 
institutions.  The  resulting 
removal  of  children  from  cor- 
rectional institutions,  treat- 
ment centers,  and  children's 
homes  significantly  decreased 
the  number  of  children  in  such 
placements.  What  happened  to 
them?  Many  are  on  the  street. 
Many  more  are  locked  up  in 
private  psychiatric  hospitals. 

Many  of  us  felt  that  the  leg- 
islation of  the  seventies  was  a 
result  of  government  wanting 
to  reduce  costs,  which  it  did. 


Now  insurance  companies  are 
wrestling  with  the  problem  of 
how  to  cover  costs  which  can 
run  from  $12,000  to  $27,000 
per  month. 

The  public  and  private  sec- 
tors need  to  join  hands  and 
brains  and  dollars  to  address, 
in  an  efficient  and  effective  way, 
the  needs  of  our  youth  before 
they  inherit  the  future. 


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for  Children 


The  original  Little  Joe's  Church 


INDIVIDUAL  PRINTS  - 10  x  14  $10  each 

NAME  QUANTITY 

1 .  Alexander  Building  (Shoe  Shop)   

2.  Annie  Louise  Cottage   

3.  Elementary  School  (New  School)   

4.  Howard  Cottage   

5.  Jennie  Gilmer  Cottage   

6.  Lee's  Cottage   

7.  Little  Joe's  Presbyterian  Church   

8.  Lottie  Walker  Woman's  Building   

9.  McNair  (Old  School  Building)   

10.  Rumple  Hall  (Dining  Hall)   

1 1 .  Sprunt  Infirmary   

12.  Stowe  Baby  Cottage   

13.  Synod's  Cottage   

14.  Boyd  Cottage   

15.  Burrough  Office  Building   

16.  Oakland  Superintendent's  Home   

17.  Round  Knob   


SET  OF  17  PRINTS;  $99.95  per  set 
81/2x11         No.  of  Sets  


BOX  OF  17  NOTE  CARDS,  ENVS. 
$5.25  Per  Box     No.  of  Boxes  


(One  print  of  each  building  per  box) 

18  x  22  Collage  of  all  17  buildings 
$25  Per  Print      No.  of  Prints  


Total  Amount  Enclosed 


Name 


Address . 
City  


St.. 


Zip  Code  

Orders  cannot  be  filled  unless  they  are 
prepaid.  Orders  not  picked  up  at 
Homecoming  will  be  mailed  shortly 
thereafter. 


Slide  show 
available 

The  12-minute  Barium 
Springs  Home  for  Children 
sHde  show  is  available  to 
church  groups,  or  other  in- 
terested groups,  on  request. 

A  member  of  the  staff  will 
gladly  come  to  your  church 
or  organization  to  discuss 
the  Home's  activities  and 
answer  any  questions. 

Call  Reade  Baker,  Direc- 
tor of  Development,  at  (704) 
872-41 57  to  schedule  a  pres- 
entation at  your  Sunday 
night  suppers,  meetings  of 
the  Presbyterian  Women  or 
Men's  Groups,  Sunday 
School  classes,  etc.  You  need 
to  see  this  ministry  in  action 
to  fully  understand  its  serv- 
ice to  families  and  children 
in  need. 


ANNUAL  REPORT 

FISCAL  YEAR  1989 


(Synod.  Thanks- 
giving Offering. 
Groups) 


OWBloprnvnl/PuMIc  fManont 


OPERATING  INCOME  {2,343,468  OPERATING  EXPENDITURES  $2,870,504 

Endowment  Value  October  1,  1988  $8,127,456 
Endowment  Value  September  30,  1989  $9,267,992 
A  copy  of  the  Annual  Audit  is  available  for  review  in  the  main  office. 


SERVICES  TO  CHILDREN  AND  FAMILIES 


Facility 

Intended  Capacity 
Applications/Inquiries 
Number  Admitted 
Numljer  Discharged 
Total  Served 

Average  numl)er  children  per  day 

Total  Days  of  Care 

Average  Length  ol  Slay  (months) 

■Adolescent  Center 
Pre-Adotescent  Center 


"Family  &  Child  Development  Center 


Residential  Services* 

76 
336 
109 
107 
173 
63.1 
23,042 
7.3 


FCDC"      Agency  Total 


122 
111 
48 
53 
170 
103 
25,750 


198 
447 

157 
160 
343 
166.1 
48,792 


Barium  Springs  alumni  news 


Mr.  Eugene  V.  Bosworth, 

Class  of  1938,  died  on  Decem- 
ber 23,  1989,  in  Hyattsville, 
Maryland. 

He  is  survived  by  his  wife, 
Hennie  S.  Bosworth;  four  sons, 
Larry,  Jim,  Michael  and  George 
L.  Bosworth;  two  daughters, 
Sheryl  Shuford  and  Patti  J. 
Dagirmanilan;  brother  Robert 
Bosworth;  and  two  sisters, 
Mary  Borders  and  Eileen 
Thorne. 

Mrs.  Maxine  Manning 
Beshears,  69,  wife  of  Alum- 
nus J.D.  Beshears  (Class  of 
1939),  died  in  Clemmons,  North 
Carolina  on  December  31,1 989. 

Mrs.  Beshears  was  a  native 
of  Winston-Salem,  and  spent 
most  of  her  life  in  Forsyth 
County.  She  was  a  member  of 
Southminister  Presbyterian 
Church  and  of  the  Piedmont 
Chapter  of  American  Ex- 
Prisoners  of  War. 

Surviving  her  in  addition  to 
her  husband  are  one  son,  James 
D.  "Jim"  Beshears,  Clemmons; 
four  brothers,  Marshall  Man- 
ning of  Germanton,  N.C.,  Leo 
Bill  and  J.W.  Manning,  all  of 
Winston-Salem;  and  one  sis- 
ter, Mrs.  Lenora  Beatty,  of 
Denver,  Colorado. 


Mrs.  Nannie  Mae  Almond 
Mixon  died  on  December  20, 
1989.  Mrs.  Mixon  was  at  Bar- 
ium Springs  in  the  early  1 900's. 
She  left  in  1915. 

Miss  Rebekah  Carpen- 
ter, who  was  a  social  worker 
at  Barium  Springs  from  1934 
until  her  retirement  in  1971, 
is  now  a  resident  at  White  Oak 
Terrace,   a   nursing  home 


in  Tryon. 

Hard  work  and  dedication 
characterized  Miss  Carpenter's 
work  while  at  Barium  Springs. 
One  of  the  Home's  gift  societies 
is  named  for  her. 

Alumni  can  write  to  her  at: 
White  Oak  Terrace,  Post  Of- 
fice Box  1535,  Tryon,  North 
Carolina,  28782. 


In  Memory — In  Honor 

Barium  Springs  Home  for  Children 


Donor  

Address  _ 


IN  MEMORY— IN  HONOR 

My  gift  of  $  

I  wish  to  Honor   

Name  of  Honoree  or  Deceased 


is  enclosed 
 Remember 


Address  

On  the  occasion  of  

Date  of  death  if  appHcable. 

Survivor  to  notify  

Address  


Relationship  of  survivor  to  honoree. 


Mail  to:  P.O.  Box  1,  Barium  Springs,  NC  2801? 


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IN  VIRGINIA 

Marty  Torkington,  Editor 


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IBM  has  agreed  to  match  its 
employees'  gifts  to  Union 
Seminary  on  a  5-to-l  basis 
for  the  acquisition  of  new 
equipment  or  software. 

Students'  computer  needs 
and  new  technology  in  the 
library  are  ongoing  UTS 
priorities. 

If  you  or  one  of  your 
church  members  qualifies 
for  this  program,  please 


make  your  contribution 
before  the  May  15  deadline. 

A  $50  gift  will  make  $250 
of  equipment  available  to 
the  seminary,  and  gifts  up  to 
$5,000  per  qualified  donor 
will  be  matched  5  to  1. 

Contact  Robert  J. 
Carlson  in  the  Development 
Office,  (804)  355-0671,  for 
more  information. 


Seminaries  face 
media  blitz  head-on 


Students  entering  seminary 
today  are  part  of  the  media 
explosion.  They  have  grown 
up  with  television  and  video 
cameras  in  the  classroom. 
They  are,  on  the  whole,  com- 
puter-literate, accustomed  to 
receiving  information  rapidly 
through  visual  and  auditory 
means.  Sometimes  they 
themselves  are  skilled  in  the 
technique  and  use  of  media 
equipment. 

Then  they  come  to  semi- 
nary. Here  they  encounter  an 
educational  system  tradition- 
ally based  on  classroom  lec- 
tures and  discussions,  with 
perhaps  an  occasional  il- 
lustrative film  thrown  in  for 
emphasis.  True,  seminaries 
have  modernized  offices  and 
libraries  with  word  proces- 
sors, fax  machines,  micro- 
fiche, and  the  latest  in  com- 
puter cataloging.  They  have 
augmented  slides  and  16mm 
film  with  videotapes,  multi- 
media expertise,  and  rear 
screen  projection.  But  semi- 
naries are  still  struggling  to 
keep  pace  with  a  technology 
that  is  running  on  the  fast 
track. 

At  a  meeting  last  October 
at  Union  Theological  Semi- 
nary, an  ecumenical  group  of 


Opportunity 
knocks  twice 

Some  of  you  may  have  at- 
tended the  Evangelism  in 
the  Reformed  Tradition 

symposium  in  Charlotte  last 
October  and  wish  you  could 
remember  all  that  was  said. 
Some  of  you  were  not  able  to 
attend. 

It's  not  too  late.  You  may 
order  individual  or  complete 
sets  of  videotapes  or 
audiotapes. 

Write  for  an  order  form  to: 
John  Coffman,  UTS, 
Media  Services  Depart- 
ment, 3401  Brook  Rd., 
Richmond,  Va.,  23227. 

*Complete  set  of  11 
audiocassettes.  ...  $  75.00 
(all  lectures  and  3  worship 
services) 

*Individual  audiocasset- 
tes $  7.50 

*Complete  set  of  11 
AAdeocassettes.  ...  $  125.00 
(aFi  lectures  and  3  worship 
services) 

"Individual  videocasset- 
$  15.00 


theological  resource  produ- 
cers, librarians,  catalogers, 
and  archivists  met  to  discuss 
the  specific  use  of  electronic 
media  in  the  training  of  min- 
isters. They  include  in  this 
category  anything  except 
printed  material:  slides, 
photographs,  audiotapes  and 
videotapes,  16mm  films, 
filmstrips,  records,  certified 
prints,  banners,  and  posters. 

Participants  came  from 
theological  schools  as  far 
north  as  Boston  and  as  far 
south  as  Atlanta.  One  par- 
ticipant was  Fred  Westbrook, 
Director  of  Media  Services  at 
the  Candler  School  of  Theol- 
ogy of  Emory  University. 
"Seminaries  are  the  backbone 
of  the  church,"  he  said.  "They 
have  the  tremendous  respon- 
sibility for  training  leaders 
for  the  church.  Many  employ 
creative  persons  and  have  ex- 
cellent media  equipment,  re- 
sources, and  facilities. 
Through  this  ecumenical  co- 
alition, we  hope  to  help  semi- 
naries identify  their  resour- 
ces, share  expertise  and 
ideas,  and  increase  aware- 
ness of  the  potential  of 
electronic  media  in  theologi- 
cal education." 

At  this  initial  meeting,  par- 
ticipants discussed  how  they 
might  standardize  resource 
cataloging,  preserve  old 
photographs  for  historic  pur- 
poses, and  identify  professors 
currently  using  media  effec- 
tively in  the  classroom.  They 
viewed  videotaped  tours  of 
other  theological  institutions. 
Most  importantly,  they  laid 
the  groundwork  for  a  support 
network. 

A  second  meeting  on 
Union's  campus  is  planned  for 
October  2-4,  1990.  It's  theme 
will  be  "Enhancing  the 
Theological  Classroom."  Par- 
ticipants will  identify  and 
document  professors  now 
using  electronic  media  exten- 
sively in  course  designs. 
Before  the  next  meeting, 
group  members  will  compile  a 
national  mailing  list,  begin  a 
newsletter,  and  produce  a 
videotape  designed  to  orient 
faculty  to  the  importance  and 
use  of  media  in  the  classroom. 

Interested  media  persons 
from  theological  schools  may 
contact  Jeff  Keezel,  Union 
Theological  Seminary  in  Vir- 
ginia, 3401  Brook  Road,  Rich- 
mond, Va.  23227,  telephone 
(804)  355-0671,  or  FAX  355- 
3919. 


A  few  more  more  donations  and  the  newspaper  truck  will  head  off  to  the  redemption 
center.  Arthur  Lodge  and  John  Causey  join  others  who  devote  Friday  and  Saturday 
hours  each  month  to  recycle  the  seminary's  newspapers,  glass,  and  aluminum. 
January's  total  was  4,800  pounds,  way  over  their  3,000  pound  monthly  average. 

Theological  schools  receive  honors 
for  recycling  waste  nnaterials 


Hats  off  to  the  Richmond 
Theological  Center  for  second 
place  honors  in  the  Colleges 
and  Universities  division  of 
the  annual  Keep  Virginia 
Beautiful  awards! 

Members  of  the  RTC  com- 
munity (Union  Seminary,  the 
Presbyterian  School  of  Chris- 
tian Education,  and  the 
School  of  Theology  at  Virginia 


Union  University)  have  been 
rewarded  for  their  efforts  to 
preserve  the  environment. 
Since  April,  volunteers  from 
the  three  schools  have  col- 
lected over  31,000  pounds 
(more  than  15  tons)  of 
newspapers,  aluminum  cans, 
and  glass.  Profits  of  $600  have 
been  donated  to  Freedom 
House,  a  city  shelter  for  the 


A  pensive  pumpkin,  Rachel  Christman,  keeps  Momma 
close  at  hand  as  she  and  ballerina  friend,  Lindsey 
Clarke,  set  out  on  a  Hallowe'en  outinc 


homeless. 

It  was  a  singular  honor. 
Keep  Virginia  Beautiful,  Inc. 
is  a  non-profit  organization 
that  encourages  schools,  cor- 
porations, and  organizations 
throughout  the  state  to 
recycle  their  disposables.  In 
January  they  sponsored  an 
awards  dinner  to  honor  out- 
standing recycling  achieve- 
ments for  the  year.  Linda  Wil- 
liams, PSCE  student  and 
originator  of  the  program  on 
campus,  accepted  the  plaque 
on  behalf  of  the  RTC. 

Student  and  staff  volun- 
teers set  aside  the  third 
Friday  and  Saturday  of  each 
month  for  collection,  gather- 
ing at  Lingle  Hall  to  receive 
and  bag  newspapers,  sort 
glass  by  color,  and  crush  cans. 
They  load  the  recyclables  into 
cars,  trucks,  and  vans,  and 
head  for  the  recycling  centers, 
where  paper,  glass,  and 
aluminum  are  weighed  and 
receipts  issued. 

These  environmentalists 
see  their  purpose  as  four-fold. 
They  try  to  inform  the  com- 
munity about  ways  to  con- 
serve resources,  they  hope  to 
effect  positive  changes  in  life- 
styles (both  Union  Seminary 
and  PSCE  are  urging  the  use 
of  paper  over  st5a*ofoam),  they 
collect  recyclables  from  the 
community  and  turn  them  in 
for  refunds,  and  they  donate 
the  profits  to  a  charitable 
cause. 

A  new  project  will  be  to  re- 
search the  possible  collection 
of  discarded  computer  paper, 
which  generates  up  to  eight 
times  the  profit  of 
newspapers. 

For  others  interested  in 
recycling,  they  recommend  a 
new  publication  called  Gar- 
bage: The  Practical  Journal  to 
the  Environment,  which  con- 
tains practical  conservation 
tips. 


A  Faith  More  Precious  Than  Gold— Lesson  8,  April  1990 

'The  Time  Has  Come'  1  Peter  4:7-19 


March  1990,  The  Presbyterian  News,  Page  11 


By  MARY  BONEY  SHEATS 

The  crucial  nature  of  the  mes- 
sage of  this  letter  of  1  Peter  is 
revealed  in  4:7  when  the  writer 
announces,  "The  end  of  all 
things  is  at  hand." 

When  these  words  are  ut- 
tered under  any  circumstances 
they  usually  produce  a  somber 
reaction.  Although  much  of  the 
time  we  are  lulled  into  think- 
ing that  things  are  going  to 
keep  on  keeping  on  as  they 
have  been,  we  need  to  be  re- 
minded that  "there  is  no  delu- 
sion like  a  temporary  fact;"  and 
the  warning  of  an  imminent 
end  is  meant  to  make  us  think 
seriously.  We  may  not  have  the 
nervous  fear  of  the  person  who 
confesses,  "I  don't  even  buy 
green  bananas,"  and  we  may 
smile  at  one  who  wears  the 
sandwich  placard  labeled  "The 
End  Is  Near,"  but  still  we  need 
to  take  seriously  what  Peter 
warns  about. 

Great  Expectations 

The  entire  New  Testament 
breathes  the  air  of  anticipation 
of  the  end  time.  In  gospels  and 
in  letters,  in  history  and  apoca- 
lypse, the  expectation  of  what 
the  Hebrew  Scriptures  called 
"the  day  of  the  LORD"  is  not 
far  below  the  surface.  Promoted 
by  the  prophets,  the  hope/dread 
of  a  day  of  reckoning  included 
assurance  of  an  eventual  time 
of  justice  and  righteousness, 
often  with  a  King/Messiah  in 
charge.  Sometimes  this  king- 
dom is  portrayed  as  being  ful- 


filled on  earth;  in  the  New 
Testament  it  appears  as  being 
in  another  realm,  beyond  time 
and  space.  The  culmination  of 
the  Christian  faith  is  in  it  es- 
chatology,  its  concern  about 
"last  things." 

Hope  Recalled 

Peter  had  started  our  chal- 
lenging his  readers  "to  a  living 
hope"  (1:3,  Lesson  2)  and  as- 
suring them  that  at  the  end 
they  would  have  "an  inheri- 
tance which  is  imperishable." 
(1 :4)  The  requirement  for  this 
"salvation  ready  to  be  revealed 
at  the  last  time"  (1:5)  is  that 
"as  he  who  called  you  is  holy, 
(you  must )  be  holy  yourselves 
in  all  your  conduct."  (1:15) 

The  church  has  continued  to 
expect  and  prepare  for  the  end, 
and  the  passing  of  centuries 
has  not  dimmed  this  outlook. 
Though  the  cosmic  conclusion 
did  not  come  in  their  time,  the 
biblical  writers  recognized  that 
the  universal  human  death  rate 
is  100%;  therefore  for  each  of 
us  the  time  is  near;  "the  end  of 
all  things  is  at  hand." 

The  Agenda 

In  the  light  of  this  fact,  what 
do  we  do?  How  do  we  live,  know- 
ing we  must  die?  Because  of 
the  theological  base  1  Peter 
has  set  forth,  the  author  is  able 
to  point  out  the  ethical  impli- 
cations of  preparing  for  the  end. 

Notice,  first  of  all,  Peter  does 
not  say  to  do  nothing,  to  with- 
draw, or  to  despair.  He  begins 
by  advising  the  opposite  of 


being  fretful  and  distracted: 
"Keep  sane  and  sober,"  he 
writes,  so  that,  with  attention 
calmly  focused  you  may  face 
every  crisis  with  prayer.  (1 
Peter  4:7)  You  are  at  your  best, 
your  most  honest,  and  you  are 
most  able  to  cope  with  what- 
ever presents  itself,  when  you 
are  in  a  spirit  of  prayer. 

Next,  he  labels  as  of  great- 
est importance  in  facing  the 
end  time,  "love  for  one  another." 
The  intriguing  reason  given  for 
the  primary  place  of  love  in 
preparing  for  "the  end  of  all 
things"  is  that  "Love  covers  a 
multitude  of  sins.:  (4:8)  What 
does  this  mean?  The  idea  of 
sins'  being  covered  would  re- 
mind any  Hebrew  of  the  an- 
nual enactment  of  Yom  Kip- 
pur,  The  Day  of  Covering 
(Atonement).  The  high  priest 
in  ancient  Israel  would  confess 
the  sins  of  the  people  over  the 
sacred  box  (ark)  in  the  Holy  of 
Holies,  then  cover  those  sins 
with  blood  as  the  act  of  atone- 
ment, acknowledging  God's 
forgiveness  for  the  sins  of  the 
past  year.  For  Christians  the 
forgiveness  implied  goes 
straight  to  the  cross  of  Christ. 

The  covering  of  sins  can  also 
be  put  on  a  human  level.  For 
those  who  genuinely  love  one 
another  in  family  or  church, 
faults  and  hurts  are  forgiven 
and  forgotten,  covered  up  in 
love  that  is  greater. 

Peter's  imperatives  con- 
tinue: 

— Practice  hospitality,  with- 
out begrudging  it; 


— use  each  gift  God  has  given 
you  to  the  fullest. 

The  purpose  of  this  program 
in  the  light  of  the  end  is  that  ul- 
timately "in  everything  God 
may  be  glorified  through  Jesus 
Christ."  (4:11)  The  prospect  of 
this  glory  lifts  the  author's 
praise  to  a  doxology:  "to  him 
belong  glory  and  dominion  for 
ever  and  ever.  Amen."  (that 
"for  ever  and  ever"  reminds  us 
that  what  we  may  call  "the  end 
of  all  things"  is  not  a  termina- 
tion point  with  God!) 

Trouble  Ahead 

Now  that  the  members  of 
Peter's  audience  know  how  to 
conduct  themselves  in  the  light 
of  final  events,  he  has  a  warn- 
ing to  give  them  about  the 
particular  issue  of  suffering  for 
the  faith.  As  he  had  reminded 
servants  in  1  Peter  2:20,  there 
is  no  virtue  in  suffering  when 
you  have  done  wrong;  but  to 
suffer  in  the  cause  of  and  for 
the  sake  of  Christ  is  a  different 
matter. 

Just  what  was  "the  fiery 
ordeal"  Peter's  particular  au- 
dience of  exiles  was  facing  we 
cannot  be  sure;  but  we  do  know 
that  those  who  follow  Christ 
have  continued  to  be  perse- 
cuted in  some  parts  of  our 
world.  Where  are  the  ordeals  of 
Christ  being  faced  today?  If 
judgment  begins  at  the  house- 
hold of  God,  where  does  the 
cause  of  Christ  need  our  par- 
ticular help:  our  love,  our  hos- 
pitality, our  influence,  our  gifts 
of  God'^  grace? 


Since  "the  end  of  all  things 
is  at  hand,"  whatever  we  must 
"suffer  according  to  God's  will," 
let  us  "do  right  and  entrust 
(our)  souls  to  a  faithful  Crea- 
tor." (1  Peter  4:19) 

Suggested  Activities 

1.  If  your  group  feels  com- 
fortable enough  with  each 
other,  have  a  discussion  of  what 
you  believe  about  "the  end  of 
all  things."  If  you  thought  your 
world  would  end  before  dinner 
time  tonight,  how  would  that 
affect  what  you  do  this  after- 
noon? Should  there  be  any  dif- 
ference between  what  you 
would  ordinarily  do?  Conclude 
by  reading  1  Corinthians  2:9. 

2.  What  other  gifts  of 'God's 
varied  grace"  have  been  be- 
stowed on  the  members  of  your 
group,  in  addition  to  the  speak- 
ing and  rendering  service 
mentioned  in  1  Peter  4:11?  Talk 
about  what  it  means  to  be  a 
good  steward,  and  how  we  help 
each  other  in  stewardship. 

3.  Discuss  the  power  of  love 
in  the  several  possible  mean- 
ings of  1  Peter  4:8,  "love  covers 
a  multitude  of  sins."  Refer  to 
James  5:20;  Proverbs  10:12, 
Luke  7:47. 

Correction 

As  several  persons — includ- 
ing Mary  Boney  Sheats — have 
kindly  told  me,  she  is  not  the 
author  of  A  Faith  More  Pre- 
cious Than  Gold.  The  Bible 
study  book  was,  in  fact,  writ- 
ten by  Catherine  and  Justo 
Gonzales.  J.S. 


DID  PUR  OWN  THING! 

A  broadly  graded  vacation  church  school  for  a  small  church 


By  LORELEI 
BONCK  GARRETT 

What  does  a  small  church  do 
about  vacation  church  school? 
What  materials  do  you  order 
when  you  have  only  one  or  two 
children  per  grade?  It  is  dis- 
couraging to  teachers  and  chil- 
dren as  well  to  try  to  adapt 
activities  designed  for  six  or 
more  children,  when  you  have 
only  two  or  three. 

We  searched  for  materials 
for  broadly-graded  groups,  but 
we  did  not  find  any.  So  we 
decided  to  prepare  our  own 
custom-designed  curriculum 
for  our  group  of  fifteen  chil- 
dren in  kindergarten  through 
sixth  grade. 

Theme 

We  chose  the  theme:  God's 
People  Help.  We  planned  five 
sessions: 

God's  People  Defend  Those 
In  Need  (Rehab:  Josh  2:1-21; 
Heb.  11:31;  James  2:25) 

God's  People  Spend  Time 
with  Those  in  Need  (Job  29:12- 
17;  31:16-22,  31,32) 

God's  People  Help  Newcom- 
ers (Boaz:  Ruth  2:1-19;  3:1-18; 
4:1-13) 

God's  People  Tell  Others 
About  Jesus  (Priscilla  and 
Aquila:  Acts  18:1-3,  24-26; 
Rom.  16:3,4;  1  Cor.  16-19) 

God's  People  Use  Their  Gifts 
for  Others  (Dorcas:  Acts  9:36- 
42) 

Objectives 

Our  objectives  for  the  study 
were  to  help  each  child  to: 

•  State  that  God  loves  and 
helps  us,  and  wants  us  to  love 
and  help  others. 


•  Meet  people  in  the  com- 
munity or  congregation  who 
help  others  in  Jesus'  name. 

•  Name  five  ways  he/she  can 
help  others. 

•  Practice  helping  others  all 
week. 

Our  Schedule 

9:30-10  Interest  Centers. 

The  first  thirty  minutes  of 
vacation  church  school  are  of- 
ten lost  because  of  late  arrivals 
and  time  spent  coaxing  young 
minds  away  from  thoughts  of 
video  games,  swimming  pools, 
and  other  summer  activities. 
To  redeem  the  first  half  hour, 
we  started  with  Interest  Cen- 
ters. Our  purpose  was  to  direct 
children's  attention  toward 
Bible  stories,  toward  God's  love, 
and  toward  helping  and  creat- 
ing. Each  of  our  three  centers 
was  prepared  and  supervised 
by  a  teacher: 

•  Library  (Tapes,  filmstrips, 
films) 

•  Bible  Games  (After  the 
first  day  this  center  included 
review  games  on  the  previous 
day's  Bible  study.) 

•  Helpers  (The  children 
helped  to  prepare  the  morning 
snack.) 

As  it  turned  out,  after  the 
first  day,  we  had  no  more  late 
arrivals.  The  Interest  Centers 
did  a  good  job  of  preparing 
children's  minds  for  the  Bible 
story  and  related  activities. 

10-10:25  Storytime.  Every- 
one was  eager  and  attentive 
when  we  gathered  for  sto- 
rytime. Each  Bible  story  was 
presented  by  a  storyteller  who 
used  some  special  technique  to 
tell  the  story  such  as  pictures, 
puppets,  or  the  dramatic  use  of 


different  voices  for  different 
characters. 

10:25-10:40  Singing.  The 

story  was  followed  by  singing. 
Our  singing  was  so  much  more 
fun,  and  seemed  to  sound  so 
much  better  with  the  whole 
group  of  fifteen  voices  together 
than  it  would  have  sounded  in 
smaller  groups  of  one  or  two. 

10:40-10:50  Snack. 

10:50-11  Guest  Speaker. 
After  our  snack,  the  group 
assembled  to  hear  a  member  of 
our  congregation  or  community 
tell  how  he  or  she  helps  others. 
The  purpose  of  having  these 
guest  speakers  was  to  help  the 
children  relate  the  Bible  sto- 
ries to  our  times.  Each  speaker 
helped  the  children  to  think  of 
ways  they  also  could  help  oth- 
ers. Our  guest  speakers  in- 
cluded: 

•  A  policeman  (God's  People 
Defend  Those  in  Need) 

•  A  church  member  who  is  a 
hospital  volunteer  (God's 
People  Spend  Time  with  Those 
in  Need) 

•  A  church  member  who 
teaches  English  to  refugees 
(God's  People  Help  Newcom- 
ers) 

•  A  retired  Christian  educa- 
tor (God's  People  Tell  Others 
About  Jesus) 

•  A  church  member  who 
plays  his  harmonica  in  nurs- 
ing homes  (God's  People  use 
Their  Gifts  for  Others) 

11-11:45  Activity  Centers. 
These  centers  were  intended 
(1)  to  reinforce  the  Bible  story 
and  the  idea  of  helping  and  (2) 
to  provide  opportunities  for 
helping  others.  Each  day  we 
had  two  centers: 

•  Games  (simulations. 


puzzles) 
•  Crafts 

On  the  third  day,  we  used 
this  time  period  to  take  hand- 
made gifts  to  homebound 
members  of  the  congregation 
living  in  the  neighborhood. 

11:45-12:00  Cleanup.  At 
the  end  of  each  morning,  the 
children  were  involved  not  only 
in  the  cleanup  (one  way  of  help- 
ing), but  also  in  setting  out  the 
materials  for  the  next  morn- 
ing. The  purpose  of  having  the 
children  set  up  for  the  next  day 
was  to  spark  interest,  and 
encourage  them  to  return  for 
another  morning  of  vacation 
church  school. 

Results 

Did  this  custom-designed 
curriculum  work?  The  teach- 
ers said  it  was  the  easiest  vaca- 


"Bible  Study  That  Transforms," 
a  Montreat  Conference  Center 
retreat  on  March  21  -23,  will  be 
led  by  John  and  Carol}^!  Mar- 
tin of  Elizabethton,  Tenn. 

Using  insights  from  the 
psychology  of  Carl  Jung,  par- 
ticipants will  compare  the  ideas 
and  events  of  the  Bible  with 
those  of  their  own  lives.  Then, 
they  will  try  to  express  their 
experiences  through  various 
media,  such  as  writing,  draw- 
ing and  sculpting. 

"We  feel  this  retreat  will  help 
those  who  attend  learn  how  to 
study  God's  Word  so  that  it 
nurtures  both  their  minds  and 
their  souls,"  said  the  Martins. 

John  Martin  is  pastor  of 
First  Presbyterian  Church  in 
Elizabethton.  He  is  a  graduate 


tion  church  school  they  had 
ever  participated  in,  and  that 
this  ease  allowed  them  to  enjoy 
the  children.  The  children's 
reactions  to  the  experience  are 
best  summarized  by  one  third- 
grader's  remark  to  his  mother: 
"This  wasn't  like  Bible  school. 
This  was  fun!" 

For  more  information  about 
our  teacher  preparation,  pro- 
cedures, resources,  and  activi- 
ties, send  for  a  copy  of  our  lead- 
ers' guide.  Write:  Lorelei  Gar- 
rett, 2910  Amity  Gardens  Ct., 
Charlotte  NC  28205.  Prepay 
$9.00 


Lorelei  Garrett  is  a  teacher  at 
Plaza  Presbyterian  Church, 
Charlotte,  North  Carolina,  and 
a  writer  of  Bible  Discovery  re- 
sources for  grades  3-4. 


of  Louisville  Presbyterian 
Theological  Seminary  and  has 
completed  graduate  studies  in 
psychology,  including  a  year's 
work  with  the  regional  train- 
ing center  for  Jungian  analysts 
in  Memphis. 

Carolyn  Martin'  a  graduate 
of  Southern  Baptist  Theologi- 
cal Seminary  in  Louisville,  is 
Christian  educator  at  First 
Elizabethton. 

Registration  is  $65  per  per- 
son if  received  30  days  before 
the  retreat  begins .  Housing  and 
meals  will  remain  at  the  1989 
rates. 

For  more  information,  con- 
tact the  Montreat  Prog?-am 
Office,  P.O.  Box969,Mor>f  teat, 
NC  28757  or  cal  l  (704  ■  669- 
2911. 


Montreat  hosts  Bible  study  event 


i£,  The  Presbyterian  News,  March  1990 

Medical  missions 
conference  slated 


PresbyteriEins  in  our  area  will 
have  a  special  opportunity  to 
attend  the  1990  Presb3i;erian 
Medical  Missions  Conference, 
April  20-22  at  the  Raleigh 
Marriott  Crabtree  Valley 
Hotel. 

While  special  discount  air 
fares  have  been  arranged  for 
conference  participants  from 
all  over  the  nation,  most 
members  of  Presbytery  of  New 
Hope  will  have  a  relatively 
short  drive  to  the  event. 

The  conference  will  begin 
with  a  dinner  on  the  evening  of 
April  20.  Keith  McCaffety, 
executive  director  of  the  Medi- 
cal Benevolence  Foundation, 
will  be  the  opening  speaker. 

During  the  day  on  Satur- 
day, April  21 ,  the  floor  will  be 
given  to  the  missionaries.  It  is 
the  desire  of  the  foundation 
that  those  in  attendance  have 
the  opportunity  to  find  out  as 
much  about  the  medical  work 
of  our  church  as  possible.  You 
will  have  the  inspiring  oppor- 
tunity of  listening  to  medical 
missionaries  from  Africa  and 
Asia.  Information  regarding 
our  Continuing  Medical  Edu- 
cation Program  in  Africa  and 
our  hospital-based  village 
health  work  in  India  will  be 
included  among  the  reports. 

It  will  be  just  as  exciting  to 
hear  the  great  opportunities 
for  Christian  witness  that 
abound  in  our  healing  minis- 
try. Opportunities  to  meet  in 
small  groups  and  to  chat  with 


the  missionaries  will  be  pro- 
vided. 

At  the  Saturday  night  din- 
ner. Dr.  Richard  Brown  of  the 
Good  Shepherd  Hospital  in 
Zaire  will  speak.  Dr.  Brown  is 
one  of  our  authorities  on  pre- 
ventive medicine  and  AIDS. 

On  Sunday  morning,  April 
22,  everyone  will  gather  for 
worship  and  an  inspiring  mes- 
sage. The  meeting  will  adjourn 
at  1 0 : 3 0  a .m . ,  allowing  time  for 
those  who  wish  to  visit  local 
churches  for  morning  services. 
In  addition,  there  will  be  a 
Sunday  afternoon  panel  dis- 
cussion and  lecture  dealing 
with  the  stress  related  to 
service  in  remote  and  isolated 
areas  of  the  world. 

Other  speakers  scheduled  to 
appear  are  Salvador  Garcia  de 
la  Torre,  M.D.  of  Zambia;  Cy 
Satow,  M.D.  of  India;  Judith 
Brown,  Ph.D.  of  Zaire;  Dan 
Reynolds,  M.D.  of  Ethiopia; 
Larry  Sthreshley,  M.Ph.  of 
Zaire;  Ron  Seaton,  M.D.  of 
India;  and  Zafar  Gill,  M.  D.  of 
Pakistan. 

Make  plans  now  to  attend 
this  exciting  conference  and 
learn  more  about  the  medical 
work  of  the  Presbyterian 
Church. 

The  registration  fee  is  $100 
per  person  or  $150  per  couple. 
For  more  information,  contact 
Medical  Benevolence  Founda- 
tion, 320  Hwy.  190  West, 
Woodville,  TX  75979-9717  or 
call  (409)  283-3773. 


Presbyterian  Women 
making  meeting  plans 


The  1 990  Annual  Gathering  of 
the  Presb3rterian  Women  will 
be  held  on  April  21st  at  the 
B.  N.  Duke  Auditorium  on  the 
North  Carolina  Central  Uni- 
versity campus  in  Durham. 

Ms.  Barbara  McLean  will  be 
the  keynote  speaker.  Ms. 
McLean  is  from  Asheville  and 
is  the  representative  to  the 
church  wide  coordinating  team 
with  the  Synod  of  the  Mid-At- 
lantic Women.  The  theme  for 
the  gathering  will  be  "Led  by 
the  Spirit... Faithfully  Serving 
God's  People." 

At  this  meeting  the  Presby- 
terian Women  will  hear  an- 
nual reports  from  the  treas- 
urer, finance  committee,  the 
audit  committee,  the  proposed 
budget,  the  proposed  slate  of 


Presbytery 
meetings 

The  next  stated  meeting  of  the 
Presbytery  of  New  Hope  is 
scheduled  for  April  17  at 
First  Presbyterian  Church 
in  Wilson. 

Future  meetings  of  the  Pres- 
bytery will  be  in  July  at  Peace 
College  in  Raleigh  and  in  No- 
vember at  First  Presb5rterian 
Church  in  Kinston. 

Story  ideas 

Do  you  know  of  exciting  work 
going  on  in  the  Presbjrtery  of 
New  Hope?  Please  write  or  call: 
Sylvia  Goodnight,  Route  16, 
Box  150.  Greenville,  NC 
.  .  jt.r.e  (Q^  -1!  756-3991. 


officers,  and  any  amendments 
to  the  by-laws  and  constitution. 

The  closing  meditation  will 
be  given  by  the  Rev.  Susan  D. 
Fricks,  campus  minister  at 
Duke  University. 

The  Presbyterian  Women 
are  also  making  plans  for  June 
and  July.  Presbyterian  Women 
of  the  Synod  of  the  Mid-Atlan- 
tic will  hold  their  conference  in 
two  identical  sessions  June  1 5- 
1 7  and  1 8-21  at  the  University 
of  Richmond,  in  Richmond,  Va. 

In  July  there  will  be  an 
enabler  training  session  at 
Iowa  State  University  in  Ames, 
la.  Plans  are  being  made  for 
all  the  enablers  and  the  mod- 
erator of  the  Presbyterian 
Women  to  be  in  attendance. 


March  1990 


Sylvia  Goodnight,  editor 


Successful  mission  conference 


A  large  group  of  1 48  registered 
participants  and  20  missionar- 
ies gathered  for  the  Presbytery 
of  New  Hope's  1990  Global 
Missions  Conference  on 
January  27. 

The  sanctuary  of  the  West- 
ern Boulevard  Presb3d;erian 
Church  in  Raleigh  was  a  fit- 
ting site  for  the  conference  with 
its  central  stained  glass  win- 
dow featuring  a  cross,  wash 
basin  and  towel  encircled  by 
Jesus'  well-known  words,  "A 
servant  is  not  greater  than  his 
master... I  am  among  you  as 
one  who  serves." 

Mrs.  Shirley  Hamme,  event 
coordinator,  welcomed  every- 
one and  the  Rev.  Ed  Byers, 
pastor  of  Western  Boulevard 
Church,  welcomed  participants 
to  the  church.  The  Rev. 
Charles  Sthreshley  introduced 
the  keynote  speaker,  Dr.  G. 
Thompson  Brown. 

Dr.  Brown  is  a  professor  of 
international  missions  at  Co- 
lumbia Theological  Seminary 
in  Decatur,  Ga.  and  serves  as 
the  official  liaison  between  the 
Presbjrterian  Church,  U.S.A. 
and  the  Church  in  China.  Born 
in  China  and  the  son  of  mis- 
sionary parents.  Dr.  Brown  has 
served  as  a  missionary  in  Ko- 
rea and  served  as  executive 
secretary  of  the  Division  of 
International  Missions  of  the 
Presbyterian  Church,  U.S. 
during  the  1970's.  Dr.  Brown 
was  in  China  during  the  recent 
attempts  at  democratic  reform 
and  the  government's  violent 
reaction. 

"Presbyterians  in  the  World 
Mission  Today"  was  the  theme 
of  the  keynote  address.  Many 
participants  were  surprised  to 
learn  that  there  are  more  mis- 
sionaries in  service  abroad 
today<than  at  any  other  time. 
Dr.  Brown  also  stressed  that 
not  only  our  call  to  do  missions, 
but  the  way  Presbyterians  go 
about  the  task  of  missions  is 
shaped  by  our  Presbyterian 
theology. 

First,  Dr.  Brown  said  that 
Presbyterians  believe  that 
mission  work  is  best  done  by 
and  through  the  church.  He 
emphasized  that  this  meant  the 
whole  church — and  not  just  an 
interested  subsection  of  the 
church — was  responsible  for 
missions.  Citing  church  his- 


Jack  Hanna,  left,  discusses  a  mission  project  in  Haiti, 
where  a  $30  donation  will  provide  an  educational 
scholarship  for  a  child  for  a  year. 


Dr.  G.  Thompson  Brown,  keynote  speaker,  pictured  with 
Mrs.  Shirley  Hamme,  event  coordinator. 


tory,  he  reminded  those  pres- 
ent that  prior  to  1847  mission 
work  was  carried  out  by  au- 
tonomous mission  societies.  In 
that  year  our  denomination 
created  the  Board  of  Foreign 
Missions.  Since  missions  are 
the  focus  of  the  whole  church, 
said  Dr.  Brown,  to  be  a  mem- 
ber of  the  Presbyterian  church 
is  to  be  a  member  of  the  mis- 
sion enterprise.  It  is  not  an 
elective  choice,  but  the  busi- 
ness of  the  church! 

Secondly,  Presbyterians 
believe  that  whenever  possible 
mission  work  should  be  done 


that  Presbyterians  believe  that 
we  should  co-operate  with  other 
Christian  denominations.  Sev- 
eral examples  where  this  has 
been  done  successfully  were 
given.  One  of  the  more  out- 
standing examples  is  Korea.  A 
current  example  for  us  is  our 
cooperative  work  with  the 
Episcopal  Church  in  Haiti. 

A  sixth  important  point  was 
that  Presbyterians  believe 
mission  is  not  just  sending,  but 
receiving;  not  only  teaching, 
but  learning. 

In  closing,  Dr.  Brown 
stressed  that  missions  should 


Meg  and  Melanie  Patterson  recently  returned  from  doing] 
mission  work  in  Brazil. 


in  partnership  with  those  who 
we  are  seeking  to  serve.  This  is 
not  always  easy.  It  means  that 
we  seek  to  go  where  invited 
and  to  serve  under  the  direc- 
tion of  Christian  leaders  in  the 
countries  where  we  are  work- 
ing. Other  than  just  embody- 
ing respect  for  others,  this 
approach  has  the  obvious  ad- 
vantage that  when  missionar- 
ies must  leave,  the  church  in 
that  area  can  take  over  the  job. 
An  obvious  example  is  the 
church  in  China,  where  there 
have  been  no  missionaries  in 
40  years. 

Thirdly,  Presbyterians  be- 
lieve in  a  holistic  mission.  At- 
tention is  given  to  the  needs  of 
the  individual  as  well  as  the 
society,  as  we  seek  to  minister 
to  the  body,  soul  and  mind. 

Fourth,  Presbyterians  be- 
lieve that  at  the  heart  of  the 
mission  process  is  the  procla- 
mation of  the  Good  News  of 
Jesus  Christ. 

Dr.  Brown's  fifth  point  held 


be  incarnational.  Missions^ 
involve  sending  people.  Dollars 
are  important,  but  mission  is 
made  real  through  human 
contact.  Participants  were 
reminded  of  the  model  of  Jesus 
Christ  in  whom  "The  Word 
Became  Flesh." 

After  an  inspiring  speech,j 
participants  had  the  opportu-j 
nity  to  attend  three  of  nine' 
study  groups  offered.  These ^ 
looked   at  the  Philippines, 
China,  Japan,  Ghana,  Islam 
and  the  Middle  East,  Brazil, 
Haiti,  refugees,  and  How  to 
Promote  Global  Missions  in 
Your  Church. 

If  you  were  unable  to  be  a 
part  of  this  special  event,  make 
plans  to  attend  the  exciting 
1991  conference. 

If  you  would  like  more  infor- 
mation about  missions,  please 
contact  the  Rev.  Charles 
Sthreshley,  moderator  of  the 
International  Missions  Com- 
mittee of  the  Presbytery  of 
New  Hope. 


The  Presbyterian  News 

of  the  Synod  of  the  Mid- Atlantic 


New  Hope 
Presbytery  News 
see  page  12 


Vol.  LVI,  Number  3 


Richmond,  Va. 


Charles  Marks  of  the  General  Assembly's  Church  Voca- 
tions Unit  leads  the  ministry  preparation  workshop 

Two-day  workshop  aids  committees 
on  preparation  for  the  ministry 


^  .  For  committees  on  prepara- 
tion for  the  ministry  to  be  suc- 
cessful, they  need  to  under- 
stand and  know  the  phases  of 
the  process,  said  the  Rev. 
Charles  Marks,  leader  of  a 
two- day  workshop  for  com- 
mittee members. 

"More  committees  realize 
that  they  need  this  prepara- 
tion," said  Marks,  an  as- 
sociate from  the  General 
Assembles  Church  Vocations 
Unit. 

Twenty-five  representa- 
tives from  eight  presbjrteries 
attended  the  synod-spon- 
sored event  on  Feb.  27-28. 

Part  of  Marks'  presenta- 
tion touched  on  a  Lilly  project 
which  is  seeking  ways  to  at- 
tract quality  students  to  the 
ministry  and  is  headed  by  the 
Rev.  Dick  Webster,  former 
pastor  of  First  Presbyterian 
Church  of  Hopewell,  Va. 

He  also  discussed  the 
synod's  advisory  committee 
on  preparation  for  the  minis- 
try, which  is  chaired  by  the 
^  Rev.  Sylvester  Bullock  of 
Petersburg,  Va.  This  seven- 
member  committee  is  com- 
posed of  CPM  chairs  or  staff. 
Major  problems  it  has  en- 
countered to  date  include  too 
many  and  redundant  forms; 
the  time  and  monetary  com- 
mitments required  of  can- 
didates, committee  members, 
and  sessions;  a  need  for  train- 
ing for  session  members;  and 
a  need  for  a  revised  CPM 
manual. 

The  workshop  broke  into 
smaller  groups  to  discuss 
CPM's  roles  with  inquirers 
and  candidates. 

Marks  said  the  com- 
mittees' duties  with  an  in- 
quirer are  to  help  discern  the 
call  to  the  ministry,  which 
later  may  become  a  call  to  the 
ministry  of  Word  and  Sacra- 
ment. This  is  a  time  to  estab- 
lish mutual  trust  and  respect. 
The  committee  should  listen, 
judge  th»'inquirer's  maturity 


and  sense  their  respon- 
sibility, and  help  the  inquirer 
discern  a  call  to  an  ap- 
propriate ministry. 

With  a  candidate,  said 
Marks,  the  committee  should 
help  the  person  move  toward 
readiness  for  ministry,  and 
judge  his  or  her  ability  to  ex- 
press faith  and  theological  in- 
sights in  confessional  lan- 
guage. He  also  stressed  the 
importance  of  the 
committee's  liaison  role  in 
final  assessment  of  the  can- 
didate. 

Marks  shared  some  statis- 
tics regarding  clergy  posi- 
tions available  and  the  num- 
ber of  candidates  and  in- 
quirers in  the  church.  As  of 
Jan.  1,  there  were  967  open 
positions  in  the  Presbsrterian 
Church,  (U.S.A.),  of  which 
388  were  entry  level.  Of  these 
entry  level  jobs,  a  majority 
were  in  small  towns  or  rural 
areas. 

At  the  same  time,  there 
were  1,191  candidates  for  the 
ministry  and  669  inquirers. 
Racial/ethnic  persons  ac- 
covmted  for  110  of  the  can- 
didates and  48  of  the  in- 
quirers. 

Overall,  comments  about 
the  workshop  were  positive. 
"I've  learned  more  in  24  hours 
than  in  two-and-a-half  years 
as  chairman  of  my  commit- 
tee," said  the  Tom  Whartenby 
of  Galax,  Va.  in  Abingdon 
Presbytery. 

Other  presbyteries  repre- 
sented were  Coastal 
Carolina,  Eastern  Virginia, 
The  James,  National  Capital, 
The  Peaks,  Shenandoah,  and 
Western  North  Carolina. 

SjTiod  Associate  Executive 
for  Partnership  Ministries 
Wayne  Moulder  said  the 
workshop  will  be  repeated  on 
an  annual  basis.  The  concept 
of  such  a  workshop  came  out 
of  needs  expressed  during  a 
meeting  of  the  presbyteries' 
executives. 


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Massanetta  board  elects  1 2  new 
members;  will  meet  April  19-21 


The  process  of  deciding  Mas- 
sanetta Spring's  future  as  a 
conference  center  moved  for- 
ward March  17  with  the  elec- 
tion of  twelve  new  board 
members. 

During  concurrent,  but 
separate  meetings  in  Rich- 
mond, the  Massanetta 
Springs  board  of  trustees 
elected  the  new  members 
from  a  list  of  18  nominees 
named  in  February  by  the 
synod  council.  The  synod 
council  then  approved  the 
election. 

It  will  be  up  to  the  new 
board  of  trustees  to  decide 
whether  factors  of  safety  and 
economics  make  reopening 
the  synod  conference  center  a 
viable  option.  Whatever  the 
the  board's  recommendation, 
final  approval  will  come  from 
the  synod. 

Massanetta  board  vice 
president  H.  Carson  Rhyne  of 
Stafford,  Va.  said  the  board 
would  meet  April  19-21  for 
orientation  of  the  new  mem- 
bers. He  added  that  he  hoped 
the  board  could  meet  two  or 
three  times  before  the  synod 
meeting  in  June. 

He  said  the  Massanetta 
board  should  have  some 
"sketchy  recommendations" 
for  the  synod  council  when  it 
meets  May  4-5.  However,  he 
added,  "we  want  to  be  sure  the 
12  new  members  are  well  in- 
formed and  come  to  their  own 
conclusions. 

The  new  members  join  12 
holdover  members  from  the 
former  board  of  trustees.  This 
board  will  serve  for  one  year, 
then  the  remaining  holdover 
members  will  go  off"  the  board 
and  another  group  of  new 
trustees  will  be  elected  ac- 
cording to  Massanetta's 
bylaws. 

The  new  members  are, 
with  clergy  or  lay  status  and 
presbytery  in  parenthesis: 

Thomas  Patterson  Jr.  of 
Farmville,  N.C.  (laity.  New 
Hope) 

John  Dean  of  Rehobeth 
Beach,  Del.  (clergy,  New 
Castle) 

Forrest  Palmer  of  Char- 
lotte, N.C.  (clergy,  Charlotte) 

Larry  Anthony  of  Winston- 
Salem,  N.C.  (laity,  Salem) 

Grace  Solomon  of  Char- 
lotte, N.C.  (laity,  Charlotte) 

Jerold  Shetler  of 
Greensboro,  N.C.  (clergy, 
Salem) 

Steve  Eason  of  Morganton, 
N.C.  (clergy.  Western  North 
Carolina) 

Robert  Philleo  of  Annan- 
dale,  Va.  (laity.  National 
Capital) 

Lora  Jean  Wright  of  Dan- 
ville, Va.  (laity.  The  Peaks) 

Mary  Louise  EUenberger 
of  Baltimore,  Md.  (laity,  Bal- 
timore) 

C.  Wylie  Smith  of  Laurin- 
burg,  N.C.  (clergy.  Coastal 
Carolina) 

Wyllian  Yockey  of 
Hampstead,  Md.  (laity,  Bal- 
timore) 

Members  continuing  from 


the  previous  Massanetta 
board  are: 

Bonnie  M.  Allen  of  Dan- 
ville, Va.  (laity,  The  Peaks) 

Glenn  Q.  Bannerrnan  of 
Montreat,  N.C.  (laity. 
Western  North  Carolina) 

David  B.  Bradley  of  Rich- 
mond, Va.  (laity,  The  James) 

Margaret  B.  Carter  of 
Charlottesville,  Va.  (laity. 
The  James) 

Isaac  Freeman  of  Marion, 
Va.  (laity,  Abingdon) 

Albert  L.  Hedrich  of 
Washington,  D.C.  (laity.  Na- 
tional Capital) 

Kurtis  C.  Hess  of  Rich- 
mond, Va.  (clergy.  The 
James) 

Bette  Morton  of  Richmond, 
Va.  (laity.  The  James) 

Marvin  Perry  of  Charlot- 
tesville, Va.  (laity.  The 
James) 

H.  Carson  Rhyne  of  Staf- 
ford, Va.  (clergy.  The  James) 

Richard  S.  Ruggles  of 
Front  Royal,  Va.  (clergy, 
Shenandoah) 

Anne  Treichler  of  Wil- 
liamsburg, Va.  (laity,  Eastern 
Virginia) 


Rhyne  noted  that  the  new 
board  has  at  least  one  trustee 
from  each  of  the  synod's  13 
presbyteries.  The  Presbytery 
of  the  James  has  six  trustees, 
an  imbalance  that  resulted 
from  the  redrawing  of  pres- 
bytery lines. 

Rhyne  asked  the  council  to 
approve  interim  financing  for 
Massanetta  Springs  through 
a  loan  from  the  interest  on  the 
Massanetta  endowment,  as 
previously  agreed  between 
the  board  and  council.  There 
is  approximately  $100,000 
available  via  this  source. 

The  council  approved  in- 
terim financing  of  up  to 
$12,000  per  month  for  the 
next  two  months.  Rhyne  said 
monthly  operating  costs — in- 
cluding $4,000  per  month  for 
security — are  running  about 
$10,000  to  $12,000. 

Council  Moderator  Ed 
VanNordheim  of  Wilmington, 
N.C.  noted  that  the  Mas- 
sanetta board  needs  to  start  a 
capital  campaign  to  raise 
funds  soon,  as  the  $100,000 
from  the  endowment  interest 
will  not  last  long. 


Campus  ministry  dominates 
Synod  Council  discussion 


Campus  ministry  was  a 
much-discussed  subject  at  the 
March  16-17  Synod  Council 
meeting  in  Richmond. 

It  first  surfaced  Friday  eve- 
ning during  the  Finance  Com- 
mittee report  regarding  the 
use  of  proceeds  from  the  sale 
of  the  sjmod's  building  on  the 
Duke  University  Campus  in 
Durham,  N.C. 

The  building  was  sold  to 
Duke  University  for 
$220,000.  For  the  next  10 
years,  however,  the  school 
will  pay  only  interest  at  one 
percent  above  prime  on  the 
amount.  Of  this,  30  percent 
will  go  to  New  Hope  and 
Salem  Presbyteries.  The 
synod  should  receive  just  over 
$12,000  per  year. 

The  Finance  Committee 
suggested  that  the  money  be 
used  to  establish  a  "Visionary 
Fund"  for  new  and  creative 
programming. 

Council  member  George 
Ducker  of  Radford,  Va.  asked 
why  campus  ministry  was  not 
mentioned  as  a  beneficiary, 
since  the  money  came  from 
the  sale  of  a  campus-related 
property.  The  Rev.  Ducker 
recommended  that  the  funds 
be  turned  over  to  the  Educa- 
tional Ministries  Committee 
for  use  in  that  area. 

Synod  Executive  Car- 
roll Jenkins  explained,  how- 
ever, that  a  similar  process 
had  already  occurred.  Educa- 
tional Ministries  originally 
earmarked  the  money  for 
campus  ministry.  Then,  at  its 
September  retreat,  the  coun- 
cil set  four  new  priorities  for 
mission,  (see  The  Pres- 
byterian News,  October  1989) 

Those  priorities  are  ra- 


cial/ethnic inclusiveness; 
helping  Presbyterians  better 
understand  and  appreciate 
the  Presb}d;erian  system;  ad- 
dressing declining  member- 
ship; and  addressing  issues 
involving  the  quality  and  dig- 
nity of  life. 

With  those  priorities  in 
mind,  the  Finance  Committee 
proposed  the  recommenda- 
tion before  the  council. 

After  a  discussion  which 
occupied  much  of  the  first 
evening's  session,  the  council 
approved  use  of  the  funds  for 
"new,  existing,  creative,  ra- 
cially inclusive  programs  in 
the  areas  of  education,  evan- 
gelism and  social  justice." 

The  following  day,  the 
Educational  Ministries 
report  led  to  another  lengthy 
discussion. 

In  her  opening  remarks, 
committee  chair  Betty  Gor- 
don of  Farmville,  N.C. 
stressed  the  importance  of 
campus  ministry  in  the 
synod.  "We  have  more  Pres- 
byterian students  on  some 
campuses  than  [members]  in 
the  largest  congregations  in 
the  synod,"  she  said.  "We 
need  to  work  with  them  or  we 
may  lose  an  entire  genera- 
tion...this  is  important." 

While  no  one  disputed  the 
overall  need  for  campus  min- 
istry, one  recommendation 
brought  about  a  rebuke  from 
council  member  State 
Alexander  of  Charlotte,  N.C. 

Because  of  planned 
development  by  the  Univer- 
sity of  North  Carolina- 
Greensboro,  the  four 
denominations  with  mini- 
stries on  its  campUvS  vrir  e 
continued  t  i  '  u  3 


Page  2,  The  Presbjrterian  News,  April  1990 


The  Cross,  The  Resurection,  and  Power 


By  ROSALIND-BANBURY  HAMM 

Synod  Associate  for  Ministries 

Lobby  groups,  weapons,  money, 
manipulation,  hierarchy,  superhe- 
roes,  choice.  What  do  all  these  words 
have  in  common?  They  all  represent 
some  type  of  actual  or  perceived 
power. 

Issues  of  power  are  very  real  for  us. 
Who  makes  decisions  for  us  in  our 
family,  our  churches,  our  community, 
our  world  helps  to  determine  who  has 
voice  and  vote,  who  has  and  who  has 
not.  How  decisions  are  made  often 
helps  to  determine  the  levels  of  trust, 
compassion  and  goodwill  within 
human  groups. 

Coercive  power  is  one  kind  of  power 
we  all  have  known.  A  parent  says  "Do 
that  and  I'll  swat  you  good!"  A  kid  on 
the  block  says  "if  you  don't  give  me 
that,  I'll  punch  your  lights  out!"  A 
committee  says  "We  force  the  issue 
and  take  control."  A  member 
threatens  to  leave  the  church  over  a 
policy.  A  church  withholds  its  money 
because  of  a  stand  taken  by  pres- 
bytery, synod  or  General  Assembly. 

We  all  withdraw  time,  money,  love, 
at  times,  in  an  attempt  to  get  our  own 
way.  A  small  child  threatens  his  mom. 


"I  won't  hug  you  anymore  if  your  make 
me  pick  up  my  toys!" 

From  a  frustrated  child  screaming 
"I  don't  have  to  do  what  you  say"  to 
Eve  and  Adam  grasping  for  the 
knowledge  to  become  equal  with  God, 
to  decisions  which  pollute  minds  and 
earth — we  all,  at  times,  choose  to  ex- 
ercise power  as  if  we  were  God  alone. 
Granted,  there  are  many  times  in 
which  we  have  been  powerless  or 
needed  to  assert  our  heartfelt  con- 
cerns. Yet,  for  those  of  us  who  do  know 
our  choices,  we  often  overstep  the 
boundaries  God  has  given  us  for  life 
together  in  community. 

Jean  Marie,  a  fictional  pope  forced 
to  abdicate  in  Morris  West's  novel  The 
Clowns  of  God,  speaks  to  a  group  of 
British  political  figures  at  an  ex- 
clusive club.  "When  I  was  elected 
Pope,  I  was  both  humbled  and  elated. 
I  believed  that  power  had  been  placed 
in  my  hands,  the  power  to  change  the 
lives  of  the  faithful,  to  reform  the 
Church,  to  mediate  perhaps  in  the 
quarrels  of  nations  and  help  maintain 
the  precarious  peace  we  enjoy.  All  of 
you  know  the  feeling.  You  experienced 
it  when  you  were  first  elected  to  of- 
fice... A  heady  moment,  is  it  not?  And 
the  headaches  are  all  in  the  future!" 


"There  is  a  catch  of  course — a  trap 
into  which  we  all  step.  What  we  have 
is  not  power,  but  authority — which  is 
a  horse  of  a  different  color!  Power  im- 
plies that  we  can  accomplish  what  we 
plan.  Authority  signifies  only  that  we 
may  order  it  to  be  accomplished." 

I  think  that  Morris  West  makes  a 
very  helpful  distinction.  We  are  given 
authority  as  parents  to  order  family 
life  so  that  our  children  can  grow, 
learn  and  mature.  But  we  do  not  have 
the  power  to  determine  what  kinds  of 
people  they  will  be  or  ultimately  the 
choices  they  will  make. 

We  are  given  authority  as  church 
members,  elders,  deacons,  ministers 
to  order  the  life  of  the  church  so  that 
the  love  and  grace  and  justice  of  God 
might  flourish  in  the  world.  But  we 
cannot  command  kindness.  We  can- 
not force  grace  to  be  realized  in  the 
hearts  and  minds  of  people. 

Scripture  makes  it  very  clear  that 
God  alone  is  powerful.  We  acknow- 
ledge that  fact  every  time  we  pray  "for 
Thine  is  the  kingdom  and  the  power 
and  the  glory."  It  gives  me  pause  then 
to  see  how  God  chooses  to  exercise 
power  in  Jesus  Christ,  "who  though  he 
was  in  the  form  of  God,  did  not  count 
equality  with  God  a  thing  to  be 


grasped,  but  emptied  himself,  taking 
the  form  of  a  servant,  being  born  in 
the  likeness  of  humanity.  And  being 
found  in  human  form,  he  humbled 
himself  and  became  obedient  unto 
death,  even  death  on  a  cross  (Phil.  2: 
6-8)." 

Jesus  does  not  coerce  us  to  love. 
Jesus  does  not  force  us  to  follow.  We 
are  given  choices,  consequences  and 
moments  of  breath-taking  grace.  We 
are  given  authority — personal  and 
corporate — so  that  the  Good  News  of 
Jesus  might  bring  forth  life  in  its 
richest  abundance  on  this  earth. 
Jesus  Christ  reminds  us,  particularly 
during  Holy  Week  and  Easter,  that 
God's  power  is  not  grasping,  nor 
manipulating,  nor  coercive.  Jesus  as 
our  model  challenges  us  to  couple 

— authority  with  loving  compas- 
sion 

— personal  needs  with  the  needs  of 
the  community 

— power  with  humility. 

Yet,  Jesus  is  much  more  than  a 
model.  Jesus  is  our  hope.  For  the 
power  that  burst  the  tomb  of  betrayal, 
denial,  hatred  and  fear  proclaims 
God's  power  to  take  our  broken  and 
sorry  misuse  of  authority  and  redeem 
it  so  that  life  can  begin  anew. 


The  relationship  heals — especially  in  old  age 


By  RICHARD  MORGAN 

It  was  quite  a  meeting.  We  had  just 
returned  from  visiting  Bill's  wife  in  a 
nursing  home.  Since  Bill  was  con- 
fined to  his  home,  totally  dependent 
on  others  for  transportation,  he  asked 
if  I  would  take  him  by  Tom's  house. 
They  had  been  friends  for  over  60 
years,  but  had  not  seen  each  other  in 
some  time. 

They  sat  in  that  darkened  living 
room  for  over  an  hour,  engrossed  in 
their  renewed  friendship.  Tom's  wife 
and  I  sat  nearby,  chatting  quietly, 
captivated  by  the  way  these  two 
veterans  of  the  years  shared  their 
stories.  They  recalled  earlier  days: 
memories  of  the  neighborhood,  the 
way  life  was  back  then  in  Lenoir,  the 
old  country  store,  where  they  both 
worked,  the  dairy  farm  and  the 


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church.  They  chuckled  at  some  of 
their  favorite  memories.  At  times  I 
felt  I  was  an  intruder  into  their  in- 
timacy. They  celebrated  their  own 
"return  to  Bountiful."  Soon  the  hour 
was  over. 

Tom  and  Bill  made  me  realize  once 
again  the  value  of  old  age.  We  are  still 
a  society  that  reveres  youth  and  dis- 
parages old  age.  We  spend  billions  of 
dollars  on  becoming  young:  face  lifts, 
breast  lifts,  facial  creams,  hair  dyes, 
wrinkle  removers,  adjusted  birth 
dates.  Who  of  us  past  sixty  has 
recently  told  their  age?  Yet,  there  are 
signs  that  changes  are  on  the  way  in 
this  age  of  Megatrends.  Banks  are 
luring  old  money,  realizing  that 
money  is  with  older  people.  Charlotte 
banking  consultant,  Mike  Sullivan, 
has  written  a  book.  Banking  on  the 
Mature  Market  which  gives  advice  to 
financial  institutions  on  how  to  appeal 
to  the  older  world.  Corporations  are 
realizing  the  potential  profits  from 
serving  the  over-50  market. 

Driving  Miss  Daisy  has  exceed  all 
expectations  at  the  box  office,  and  will 
gross  over  $6  million  this  year.  The 
movie's  appeal  to  this  ever  growing 
older  population  has  convinced  the 
Motion  Picture  Industry  to  make 
more  movies  of  character  and  dignity, 
not  those  which  dwell  on  violence  and 


sordid  sex.  Bob  Hope,  at  the  ripe  old 
age  of  86,  has  recently  hired  a  movie 
agent  and  plans  to  return  to  making 
movies. 

Yet,  when  will  the  Presb3i;erian 
Church  (U.S.A.)  realize  that  there  is 
gray  in  our  pews?  This  is  the  gray 
90's,  and  already  50%  of  our  church  is 
past  50.  By  the  year  1995,  49%  of 
Presbyterians  in  American  will  be 
retired.  Young  families  are  now  a 
small  part  of  our  church.  We  are  an 
older  church,  and  we  will  grow  much 
older  in  the  next  decade.  It's  time  to 
deny  our  denial. 

Tom  and  Bill,  these  two  soul- 
friends,  so  much  like  David  and 
Jonathan  in  the  Bible,  made  me  feel 
some  twinges  of  guilt.  We  do  fail  to 
visit  the  frail  elderly.  We  are  often  not 
there  when  they  need  a  ride  to  the 
store,  the  church,  their  friends's 
home.  Told  to  love  his  neighbor  in 
Jesus's  parable,  the  lawyer  chal- 
lenged, "Who  is  my  neighbor?"  I  can 
tell  you,  legal  sir.  His  name  is  Bill  or 
Tom  or  Howard.  Her  name  is  Pearl  or 
Nellie  or  Mary,  or  all  those 
homebound  people  on  the  street 
where  we  live.  Our  neighbors  will  be- 
come more  and  more  those  frail  elder- 
ly who  cannot  go  where  they  want  to 
go,  whose  life-space  has  shrunk  to 
their  living  room  or  favorite  chair. 


Henri  Nouwen  has  said,  "To  care  is  to 
be  present  to  those  who  suffer  and  to 
stay  present  when  nothing  can  be 
done  to  change  their  situation."  That 
is  tough.  But  that  is  what  Chris- 
tianity is  all  about. 

They  hugged  goodbye.  Tom  said 
softly,  "Thanks  for  coming  to  see  me, 
Bill.  Not  many  come  by  to  visit  me 
now  that  I  am  stuck  at  home."  Bill 
cracked  some  ancient  joke,  and  we 
were  gone.  They  never  saw  each  other 
again.  Once  Bill  tried  to  call  Tom  on 
the  telephone,  but  they  could  not  hear 
each  other.  Tom  died  a  few  months 
later  fi-om  another  heart  attack.  Bill 
lingered  in  a  nursing  home  for  awhile, 
his  spirit  never  confined  by  his  wheel- 
chair, and  one  year  later  died  from  a 
stroke.  But,  for  "one,  brief,  shining 
moment"  they  were  alive  again — res- 
tored to  former  days,  carefree  and 
happy.  They  could  not  turn  back  the 
clock  of  years,  but  they  were  young  in 
soul.  The  relationship  does  heal — 
especially  when  you  are  older. 

It  is  Easter  once  again. 

Dr.  Morgan,  pastor  of  Fairview 
Presbyterian  Church  in  Lenoir,  N.C., 
has  recently  published  a  book  of  read- 
ings for  older  persons  entitled.  No 
Wrinkles  on  the  Soul  (Upper  Room 
Books,  1990). 


Helping  needy  children  is  a  tradition 


By  ANN  TREICHLER 

The  small,  brightly-polished  brass 
plaque  by  the  door  of  the  Georgian- 
style  house  said  "Thomas  Coram 
Foundation."  Within  five  blocks  of 
Russell  Square,  we  had  noticed  it  on 
the  maps,  but  had  never  had  time,  or 
taken  time,  to  go  there.  It  was  close 
to  Coram  Fields,  a  large  park  area 
with  the  entrance  sign  "No  adults  ad- 
mitted without  children"  and  two 
blocks  from  the  Sick  Children's  Hospi- 
tal. 

This  past  fall  we  took  time,  finding 
that  Thomas  Coram  was  an  English 
sea  captain  and  shipbuilder,  who  after 
making  his  fortune  in  the  colonies, 
retired  to  London  in  1719.  There  he 
was  dismayed  at  the  sight  of  babies 
left  to  die  on  the  dung  hills  of  the  city. 
Sociologists  have  blamed  the  rise  in 
the  number  of  abandoned  on  the  im- 
portation of  gin  to  England  in  1720 — 
just  as  now  we  read  of  children  aban- 


doned by  mothers  who  are  users  of 
crack. 

With  the  help  of  friends  such  as 
William  Hogarth  and  George 
Friederick  Handel,  Captain  Coram 
was  able  to  establish  The  Foundling 
Hospital — "foundling"  meaning  a 
child  found  on  the  streets. 

In  reading  the  history,  one  could 
say  that  the  founder  had  Progres- 
sive Ideas.  Infants  were  placed  with 
foster  families  in  the  country  until  the 
child  was  five,  then  returned  to  the 
hospital  for  schooling  and  to  learn  a 
trade.  Jane  Hogarth,  wife  of  the 
painter,  had  over  23  foster  children 
during  her  lifetime.  It  was  intended 
that  the  children  become  productive 
members  of  society,  so  the  trades  that 
were  taught — whether  naval,  domes- 
tic or  other — allowed  the  children  a 
future. 

During  one  period  from  1756  and 
1760,  in  need  of  funds,  the  foundation 
with  government  money  took  any 


child  left  with  the  home,  6,000  a  year 
instead  of  400.  If  you  have  read  John 
Boswell's  The  Kindness  of  Strangers 
on  the  subject  of  exposed  and  aban- 
doned children,  you  know  that  most 
children  in  those  circumstances  had  a 
good  chance  of  survival,  even  if  in 
not-to-be-desired-lifestyles.  When 
the  Foundling  Hospitals  were  estab- 
lished in  France  and  Italy  in  the  late 
Middle  Ages,  data  show  that  the  death 
rate  was  90-95%.  So  it  was  at  the 
Coram  Foundation  those  four  years, 
so  Thomas  Coram  went  back  to  solicit- 
ing funds  from  friends  as  well  as 
bankrupting  himself.  Hogarth  gave 
paintings  from  auction,  Handel  gave 
concerts — continued  to  this  day. 

Three  events  this  past  fall  rein- 
forced the  impact  of  the  Coram  Foun- 
dation. Our  Williamsburg  Pres- 
byterian Women  had  for  a  program  a 
speaker  from  the  Children's  Home  at 

continued  on  page  5 


Campus 
ministry 
dominates 
discussion 

(continued  from  page  1) 

faced  with  the  prospect  of 
having  no  facilities  from 
which  to  operate.  Working 
together,  they  negotiated  an 
agreement  with  the  imiver- 
sity.  In  return  for  giving  up 
their  former,  separate  build- 
ings, they  will  be  allowed 
space  for  one  building  for  use 
as  an  ecumenical  center. 

As  a  state  institution, 
UNC-Greensboro  could  take 
the  ministries'  properties 
without  compensation,  said 
Synod  Associate  for  Mini- 
stries Rosalind  Banbury- 
Hamim.  However,  by  uniting 
and  negotiating  with  the 
university  as  an  ecumenical 
association,  the  ministries 
are  able  to  get  something  in 
return  for  their  former 
facilities.  The  Presbyterian 
campus  ministry  building  is 
worth  $192,500,  she  said. 

The  committee  asked  the 
council  to  recommend  to  the 
Synod  Assembly  that  it  ap- 
prove membership  in  the  As- 
sociation of  Campus  Mini- 
stries at  UNC-Greensboro, 
Inc.  so  that  the  Presbyterian 
ministry  can  participate  in 
this  ecumenical  facility. 

Alexander  said  it  was  un- 
fair that  the  recommendation 
did  not  mention  North 
Carolina  A&T  University, 
which  once  shared  a  black 
Presbyterian  intern  with  the 
UNC-Greensboro  ministry. 

The  agreement  does  not  af- 
fect programming,  said  Ban- 
~ury-Hamm.  It  only  pertains 
the  legal  transaction  on  the 
C-Greensboro  campus. 
Alexander  replied  that  "it 
is  the  principal  of  the  thing" 
that  is  important.  'Tou  have 
left  out  a  meaningful  part  of 
the  former  UPC"  in  not  men- 
tioning North  Carolina  A&T, 
he  said. 

Council  member  Carlton 
Eversley  of  Winston-Salem, 
N.C.  agreed.  "Presbyterians 
need  to  be  clear  about  what 
we  think  about  North 
Carolina  A&T"  and  other 
mostly  black  schools,  he  said. 
"Either  we  can  be  a  racially 
and  ethnically  diverse  synod 
and  just  assume  things  will  go 
smoothly,  or. ..we  can  be 
aware  of  each  others  feelings. 
Yes,  this  is  important." 

At  the  suggestion  of  Vice 
Moderator  John  MacLeod,  a 
five-person  task  group  met 
during  lunch  and  re- wrote  the 
recommendation  about  UNC- 
Greensboro.  The  new  state- 
ment emphasizes  the  con- 
tinuation of  the  Presbyterian 
campus  ministries  on  a  racial- 
ly inclusive  basis  at  North 
Carolina  A&T  and  other  cam- 
puses throughout  the  synod. 

The  task  group  also  recom- 
mended that  the  council 
direct  the  Campus  Ministry 
Sub-Committee  and  the 
Educational  Ministries  Com- 
mittee in  their  statements  of 
purpose  to  be  explicit  in  their 
commitment  to  racial/ethnic 
inclusiveness  in  all  campus 
ministry  programs  through- 
out the  synod. 

Council  also  directed  the 
synod  trustees  to  seek  fund- 
ing for  the  synod's  share  of  the 
cost  of  proposed  facility  and 
report  at  the  May  meeting. 


April  1990,  The  Presbyterian  News,  Page  3 


Sardis  Presbyterian  Church  celebrates  200th 


By  KEVIN  O'BRIEN 

of  the  Charlotte  Observer 

CHARLOTTE,  N.C— At  the 
turn  of  the  19th  century,  five 
cotton  farmers  chose  a  young 
preacher  from  Georgia  to  lead 
their  new  church  in  southern 
Mecklenburg  County. 

Sunday,  Feb.  25,  a  sixth- 
generation  descendant  of  the 
Rev.  Issac  Grier  looked  out 
over  a  packed  Sardis  Pres- 
b3rterian  Church  at  what  his 
ancestor  had  wrought. 

"Happy  birthday  to 
you,"  said  the  Rev. 
Thomas  Long,  a  profes- 
sor at  Princeton 
Theological  Seminary. 
"Well,  200  years.  That's 
impressive." 

With  a  bow  to  the 
past  and  an  eye  to  the 
future,  the  1,800-mem- 
ber  Presbyterian 
Church  (U.S.A.)  con- 
gregation, one  of 
Charlotte's  oldest, 
celebrated  the  bicenten- 
nial of  its  founding  on 
Feb.  24,  1790. 

The  service  was 
replete  with  imagery, 
ceremony  and  memen- 


tos of  the  past. 

The  congregation  sang  two 
hymns  that  were  para- 
phrased psalms — at  one  time 
the  only  type  of  text  allowed 
to  be  sung  in  the  church, 
formerly  Associated  Reform- 
ed Presbyterian.  One,  fitting- 
ly, was  O  God  Our  Help  in 
Ages  Past,  based  on  Psalm  90. 

Wooden  offering  plates 
dating  to  1907  were  circu- 
lated among  the  congrega- 
tion. Two  former  pastors — 
the  Revs.  Thorton  "Tony" 


Dr.  Jennings  B.  Reid,  author  of  ''A  Goodly 
Heritage,"  the  bicentennial  history  of  Sardis 
Presbyterian  Church,  signs  copies  of  the  book 


Tucker  and  Ernest  Stoffel — 
returned  to  read  from  a  108- 
year  old  Bible. 

"Being  200  years  old  says  a 
lot  about  stability,  depth  and 
roots,"  said  Tucker,  Sardis' 
pastor  from  1969-80.  "This  is 
a  church  that  has  had  strong 
pastoral  leadership  and 
strong  family  ties." 

Services  at  Sardis  Presby- 
terian Church  have  been  held 
in  nearly  the  same  south 
Charlotte  location  for  as  long 
as  the  ink  has  been  drying  on 
the  Constitution. 

The  current 
sanctuary  is  only  30 
years  old,  but  the 
continuity  between 
past  and  present 
was  clearly  evident 
in  the  congregation. 

The  service  drew 
nearly  60  descen- 
dants of  the  five 
original  cotton 
farmers  who  had 
settled  along  the 
banks  of  McAlphine 
Creek  more  than 
200  years  ago. 

"It  means  so 
much  to  me  because 
I've  lived  in  this 


area  all  my  life,"  said  Edgar 
Harris  Walker,  76,  whose 
great-great-great-great 
grandfather  was  James 
Boyce,  one  of  the  five 
founders. 

To  mark  the  occasion, 
church  members  presented 
Habitat  for  Humanity  of  Mat- 
thews with  a  check  for 
$30,000  to  finance  building 
one  of  seven  homes  for  low-in- 
come families.  Last  year,  they 
gave  the  group  $25,000  for 
land. 

Bruce  Wallace,  82,  remem- 
bers driving  to  church  with 
his  parents,  four  sisters  and 
brother  in  a  black  Model  T 
Ford.  The  year  was  1916,  at 
the  height  of  World  War  I, 
when  the  congregation  was 
200  to  300  people. 

Sitting  in  a  church  annex 
building  after  the  service, 
Wallace  surveyed  the  young 
families  and  hundreds  of 
children  eating  a  celebration 
dinner. 

"It  kind  of  makes  you 
proud,"  said  Wallace,  waiting 
for  his  daughter  to  bring  him 
a  piece  of  pie.  "There's  a  con- 
nection in  everything." 


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UTS  Receives  Grant  for  Ministry 
Experiment  in  Appalachia 


Many  Appalachian  churches 
suffer  from  a  chronic  lack  of 
permanent  pastoral  leadership 
even  though  the  PCUSA  has  an 
oversupply  of  ministers  seek- 
ing calls.  Faced  with  the  cur- 
rent logjam  in  the  Presbyterian 
placement  system,  some  mini- 
sters fear  that  if  they  accept  a 
call  to  Appalachia,  they  may 
never  receive  another  call  to 
serve  elsewhere.  With  this  con- 
cern in  mind.  Union  Seminary 
has  proposed  an  experimental 
ministry  program  that 
provides  promising  ministerial 
candidates  both  entry  into  and 
exit  out  of  Appalachia  after  a 
prescribed  length  of  service. 

Funded  initially  by  the  E. 
Rhodes  and  Leona  B.  Carpenter 
Foundation  of  Philadelphia, 
the  program  is  modeled  on  the 
denomination's  international 
mission  programs.  These 
programs  support  ministers 
during  a  year  of  home  assign- 
ment in  the  United  States 
following  a  period  of  service 
abroad.  In  the  case  of  the 
seminary's  Appalachian  Min- 
istry Program,  UTS  and  pres- 
byteries in  Appalachia  would 
place  outstanding  candidates 
in  strategic  locations  in  the 
region,  where  they  would 
serve  for  five  years.  At  the  end 
of  that  time,  they  would  come 
back  to  campus  for  a  year  of 


advanced  study  before  return- 
ing to  Appalachia  or  seeking 
calls  elsewhere. 

President  Hall  shares  his 
hopes  for  the  Appalachian 
Ministry  Program.  "UTS  has 
the  opportunity  to  strengthen 
the  quality  of  ministerial  ser- 
vices to  small  churches  in  iso- 
lated areas  of  Appalachia  and 
counter  a  denominational 
trend  away  from  rural  minis- 
try. At  the  same  time,  we  can 
offer  our  graduates  oppor- 
tunities to  function  in  a 
theological  and  cultural 
context  different  from  their 
own.  Some  parts  of  Appalachia 
are  geographically  remote  and 
culturally  different  and  suffer 
from  absentee  ownership  of 
land  and  resources  and  im- 
ported management  using  un- 
skilled native  labor.  This 
program  could  provide  a 
global-type  experience  for 
graduates  seeking  this  type  of 
exposure." 

Over  the  long  term,  the 
seminary  believes  this  effort 
will  call  attention  to  the  rich 
possibilities  of  a  geographical 
area  too  often  neglected  by 
mainline  denominations,  and 
signal  the  importance  of 
Appalachia  as  a  place  of 
rewarding  ministry  for  com- 
petent candidates.  □ 


Friends  gather  at  Sprunt  lectures.  The  Rev.  John  D.  Macleod,  Jr., 
former  executive  of  the  Synod  of  North  Carolina,  catches  up  on  the  news 
with  old  friends  at  the  seminary's  Sprunt  Lecture  series  in  February. 
Because  he  completed  three  degrees  at  Union  (M.Div.  '45,  Th.M.  '49, 
Th.D.  '52),  John  has  classmates  who  participate  in  numerous  class 
reunions. 


Pastors'  conference  interpreted.  Despite  what  some  students  may  feel.  Union  Seminary  faculty  do  not 

need  interpreters  when  they  lecture.  An  exception  occurred  in  February,  when  a  group  of  Presbyterian  pastors 
assembled  at  the  seminary  for  the  Theological  Lectures  for  Korean-American  Pastors  Conference.  Each  lecture 
of  the  two-day  conference,  sponsored  by  the  Synod  of  the  Mid-Atlantic,  was  verbally  translated  into  Korean 
for  the  40  ministers  attending.  The  Rev.  Edwin  E.  Kang  (UTS  '66),  staff  specialist  for  Korean  ministries  for 
National  Capital  Presbytery  and  the  Synod  of  the  Mid- Atlantic,  was  conference  coordinator. 

Alumni/ae  Association  Honors  Outstanding  Librarian 


The  Alumni/ae  Board  of 
Union  Theological  Seminary  in 
Virginia  has  announced  that  it 
will  dedicate  its  Alumni/ae 
Library  Book  Endowment  in 
honor  of  Martha  B.  Aycock, 
associate  librarian  at  the  semi- 
nary. The  announcement  was 
made  at  the  annual  reunion 
luncheon  of  alumni/ae  in 
February.  Ms.  Aycock  expects 
to  retire  in  1991  after  38  years  of 
service  to  students,  faculty, 
and  alvimni/ae  of  the  seminary. 

Ms.  Aycock  joined  the 
seminary's  library  staff  in  1953. 
Since  then,  she  has  served  as 


acquisitions  and  reference 
librarian,  and  is  currently 
associate  librarian. 

Educated  at  the  University 
of  Richmond  (Westhampton 
College),  Virginia  Common- 
wealth University,  and  the 
Presbyterian  School  of  Chris- 
tian Education,  Ms.  Aycock 
also  engaged  in  graduate 
studies  at  The  Catholic  Univer- 
sity of  America  and  at  Union 
Theological  Seminary  in  Vir- 
ginia. 

She  has  served  as  president 
of  the  Richmond  Area  Associa- 
tion for  Retarded  Citizens,  the 


Virginia  Association  for 
Retarded  Citizens,  and 
PROMISE,  a  statewide  coali- 
tion promoting  education  for 
the  handicapped.  She  was  a 
member  of  the  Governor's 
Committee  on  Education. 

Ms.  Aycock  is  one  of  four 
on  the  staff  at  Union  Seminary 
to  have  served  as  president  of 
the  American  Theological 
Library  Association,  whose 
members  represent  200 
theological  institutions  across 
the  country.  She  continues  to 
serve  as  records  manager  for 
that  organization.  □ 


Did  You  Know? 

Interpretation,  an  interna- 
tionally-respected journal  of 
Bible  and  theology,  is  publish- 
ed quarterly  from  the  campus 
of  Union  Theological  Semi- 
nary. Now  in  its  44th  year,  the 
journal  continues  to  receive 
wide  acclaim  from  scholars 
and  theologians  for  its  service 
to  the  church. 

Other  facts  about  Interpreta- 
tion may  surprise  you.  For  in- 
stance, did  you  know 

•  that  it  is  one  of  the  most  high- 
ly respected  of  the  theological 
journals  currently  being  pub- 
lished? 

•  that  it  is  read  by  pastors, 
professors,  seminary  stu- 
dents, and  others  living  in 
every  state  of  the  nation  and 
in  over  85  countries  overseas, 
including  far-away  lands 
such  as  the  Sultanate  of 
Oman,  Malagasy  Republic, 
the  Republic  of  Kiribati,  and 
the  Tonga  Islands? 


•  that  it  is  found  on  the  shelves 
of  more  than  1,600  college, 
university,  seminary,  and 
public  Libraries? 

•  that  it  is  indexed  by  all  major 
library  index  services? 

•  that  its  contributors  include 
not  only  current  outstand- 
ing scholars  but  young 
scholars  of  the  future,  not 
only  Protestants  but  inter- 
faith  contributors  as  well? 

•  that  its  advisory  council  is 
composed  of  men  and 
women  who  teach  at  lead- 
ing theological  schools 
throughout  the  United 
States,  and  at  least  one 
parish  minister? 

•  that  its  renewal  rate  holds  at 
77%,  which  is  considered 
exceptional? 

•  that  it  is  currently  translated 
into  Japanese  on  a  regular 
basis?  □ 


New  Director 

Celia  Luxmbore,  former  director  of 
marketing  resources  for  the 
Presbyterian  School  of  Christian 
Education,  didn't  have  far  to  move 
in  March  when  she  accepted  a  posi- 
tion as  the  director  of  communica- 
tions at  Union  Seminary.  Her 
extensive  background  in  market- 
ing and  publications  stands  her  in 
good  stead  as  she  moves  across  the 
road  to  assume  the  responsibilities 
of  her  new  position. 


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April  1990,  The  Presbyterian  News,  Page  5 


Montreat  older  adult  leadership  conference  leaders 
Robert  Atchley,  left,  and  Rita  Dixon 


News  Briefs. 


Zuni  Training  Center  was  represented  at  a  special  display 
of  Virginia  products  at  Bloomingdale's  during  February. 
Peanuts  raised  as  a  part  of  the  center's  vocational  training 
program  for  developmentally  disabled  young  adults  were  fea- 
tured in  the  display,  sponsored  by  the  Virginia  Department  of 
Agriculture.  Robert  Bishop  is  superintendent  of  the  Zuni 
Training  Center. 

Dorothy  C.  Home  of  First  Presbyterian  Church  of  Con- 
cord, N.  C,  Charlotte  Presbytery,  was  elected  to  the  governing 
cabinet  of  the  Association  of  Presbyterian  Church  Educators 
during  its  annual  meeting  in  Kansas  City  in  February. 

O.  Randolph  Rollins,  an  elder  at  First  Presbyterian 
Church  of  Richmond,  Va.  has  been  named  to  the  General 
Assembly's  Special  Committee  on  the  Nature  of  the  Church 
and  Its  Practice  of  Governance. 

Patrick  B.  Bell  of  Grace  Covenant  Church  in  Richmond  is 
the  first  woman  to  be  appointed  as  a  full  time  judge  in  that  city. 
She  is  on  the  Richmond  Juvenile  and  Domestic  Relations 
District  Court. 

Robert  H.  Pryor  is  the  new  director  of  Camp  Hanover  in 
Mechanicsville,  Va.  for  the  Presbytery  of  The  James.  He  is  the 
former  manager  and  director  of  Camp  Rockfish,  a  Methodist 
camp  in  Parkton,  N.C.,  and  holds  degrees  from  Davidson 
College  and  the  University  of  North  Carolina. 

Samuel  Ervin  of  Morganton,  N.C.  is  a  member  of  the 
General  Assembly  Program  Committee  which  is  helping  plan 
the  202nd  General  Assembly,  May  29-June  6  in  Salt  Lake  City. 

Former'  Presbyterian  News  editor  Bob  Milks  is  now  an 
editor  for  the  Oxford  University  Press  in  Cary,  N.C. 


Care  for  children  traditional 


continued  from  page  2 
Grandfather  Mountain.  I 
heard  the  Rev.  Donald  Hamil- 
ton speak  in  New  Castle  Pres- 
bjd;ery  of  the  changing  role  of 
the  Children's  Homes  of  the 
former  Synod  of  the  Virginias. 
And  I  received  in  the  name  of 
Presbyterian  Women  a  cita- 
tion from  VEFC,  Volunteer 
Emergency  Foster  Care, 
which  has  been  able  to  ex- 
pand its  program  in  the  S5rnod 
thanks  to  the  last  Birthday 
Offering  of  the  Women  of  the 
Church,  PCUS. 

The  Coram  Foundation 
has  also  turned  to  new 
programs — foster  care,  sup- 
plement social  services,  in- 
novative ways  to  serve  the 
needs  of  children.  In  England 
and  here,  babies  are  still 
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dumpsters  and  restaurant 
washrooms.  Hope  comes  to 
them  through  the  services 
being  offered  through  the 
homes  and  institutions  of  the 
synod. 

In  a  large  room  at  the  foun- 
dation are  trays  of  items  left 
there  two  hundred  years  ago. 
Each  mother,  giving  up  a 
child,  was  asked  to  leave  a 
token,  so  that  the  child  could 
be  identified  if  ever  the 
mother  was  able  to  reclaim  it. 
Small  necklaces  of  coral 
beads,  buttons,  game 
markers,  coins — all  un- 
claimed, but  tokens  of 
children,  boys,  and  girls, 
facing  a  world  with  love  and 
skills,  thanks  to  the  love  and 
generosity  of  the  old  sea  cap- 
tain, Thomas  Coram. 


Older  adult  leadership  event  is  May  14-18 


"Behold,  1  am  doing  a  new 
thing;  now  it  springs  forth,  do 
you  not  perceive  it?"  Isaiah 
43:19  is  the  basis  for  the 
theme  of  this  year's  Montreat 
Older  Adult  Leadership  Con- 
ference: "The  Gray  90's: 
Bridge  to  the  Twenty-First 
Century". 

The  Older  Adult  Leader- 
ship Conference,  May  14-18, 
provides  an  opportunity  for 
persons  interested  in  older 
adult  ministry  to  develop  the 
skills,  resources,  and  inspira- 
tion needed  for  meeting  the 
challenges  that  lie  ahead. 

More  than  half  of  Pres- 
byterians are  over  the  age  of 
55,  and  one  in  five  is  over  age 
65.  There  is  a  critical  need 
within  the  church  to  under- 
stand the  issues  of  aging,  to 
celebrate  the  special  gifts 
older  persons  have  to  offer 
church  and  community,  and 
to  address  the  special  needs  of 
older  adults. 

This  conference  is  designed 
to  equip  lay  leaders  and  pas- 
tors of  local  congregations  to 
develop  older  adult  ministries 
according  to  their  needs  and 
resources. 

Conference  leadership  fea- 
tures Robert  Atchley, 
Ph.D.,  director  of  the  Scripps 
Gerontology  Center  and 
professor  in  the  Department 
of  Sociology  and  Anthropol- 
ogy of  Miami  University,  Ox- 


Historical  society 
to  meet  April  28 
in  Raleigh 

The  annual  spring  meeting  of 
the  North  Carolina  Pres- 
byterian Historical  Society 
will  be  held  Saturday,  April 
28  at  Hudson  Memorial  Pres- 
byterian Church  on  Six  Forks 
Road  in  Raleigh. 

Dr.  Bobby  Moss  of  Black- 
sburg,  S.C.  will  speak  on  the 
Scotch-Irish  migrations.  Dr. 
Moss,  formerly  of  Limestone 
College,  is  a  recognized 
scholar  and  has  been  active  in 
societies  dealing  with  Scotch- 
Irish  concerns. 

Registration  is  at  10  a.m., 
followed  by  the  business  ses- 
sion. The  program  will  end  by 
2  p.m.  Lunch  is  $5.  Lunch 
reservations  can  be  made 
with  the  society's  secretary, 
John  D.  MacLeod  at  P.O.  Box 
19361,  Raleigh,  N.C.  27619. 
The  meeting  is  open. 

Dr.  Jacob  L.  Kincaid  is 
president  of  the  North  Car- 
lina  Presbyterian  Historical 
Society. 


ON  PROOF  FOR 
THE  EXISTENCE  OF  GOD, 
AND  OTHER 
REFLECTIVE  INQUIRIES 

PAULVJECSNER 

A  Cartesian  reexamination  of  basic 
presuppositions,  old  and  new,  in 
philosophy  and  sciences.  The  treatise 
challenges  many  assertions  of  fact  in 
these,  as  well  as  rising  convictions 
that  many  truths  are  indeterminable. 
Answers  are  offered  thus  to  ques- 
tions of  meaning,  free  will,  forces  in 
physics,  axioms  and  paradoxes  in 
logic  and  mathematics,  transcend- 
ent realities,  and  so  forth.  Corre- 
spondingly the  author  does  also  not 
depend  on  methods  of  inquiry  in  use, 
reverting  to  exposition  in  commonly 
comprehended  form. 


ON  PROOF  FOR 
THE  EXISTENCE 
OF  GOD, 
AND  OTHER 
REFLECTIVE 
INQUIRIES 

BY  PAULVJECSNER 


264  pages,  85  diagrams,  index 

ISBN  0-9619519-0-7 

Cloth  bound,  $20.00 

Send  order  for  "Reflective  Inquiries"  to 

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ford,  Ohio.  Dr.  Atchley  is  a 
well-known  author,  lecturer, 
and  teacher  in  the  field  of 
gerontology,  and  is  past  presi- 
dent of  the  American  Society 
on  Aging.  Dr.  Atchley  will 
give  the  keynote  address  on 
Tuesday  morning.  May  15. 

Dr.  Rita  Dixon  will  be  the 
worship  leader  for  the  week. 
She  is  the  coordinator  for 
black  congregational  enhan- 
cement for  the  Racial/Ethnic 
Ministry  Unit,  Presbyterian 
Church  (U.S.A.).  The  con- 
ference will  begin  with  a 
keynote  worship  experience. 

Music  will  be  led  by  Nor- 
man Bowman,  minister 
emeritus,  Church  of  Scotland, 
from  Saltcoats,  Scotland. 
Recreation  experiences  will 
be  led  by  Mrs.  Carlita 
Hunter,  Director  of  Chris- 
tian Education,  Bethel  Pres- 
byterian Church,  Davidson, 
North  Carolina. 

Workshop  titles  include: 
Listening  with  a  Whole 
Heart;  Nutrition  and  Health: 
Memory  Expansion  and 
Stress  Reduction;  Ministry 
and  "High  Tech"  in  Your 


Church  Program;  Leadership 
and  Psychological  Types;  Sex 
and  Intimacy  in  the  Later 
Years;  the  "Boom  Genera- 
tion": Impact  on  the  Future; 
Gray  Hair  and  I  Don't  Care; 
The  ABC's  of  Older  Adult 
Ministry;  Outreach  and  Ad- 
vocacy; Trusting  God  Into  the 
21st  Century;  Dealing  With 
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cipline and  the  Aging  Revolu- 
tion." 

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and  art  by  Joni  Pienkowski 
of  Blacksburg,  Va.  Joni's 
tales  are  based  on  her  33- 
piece  collection  of  drawings 
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friendship  with  Malissia,  a 
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GENERAL  INFORMATION 
SYNOD  SCHOOL.... 

is  an  opportunity  for  individuals  and  families  to  worship,  play,  study 
and  experience  a  Christian  community  for  a  week  of  learning, 
sharing  and  growing.  Unique  to  the  School  is  its  generational, 
theological,  racial  and  social  mix  of  Presbyterians  from  Delaware  to 
North  Carolina,  including  city  and  rural  communities. 

RANDOLPH  MACON  COLLEGE.... 

located  in  a  residential  area  of  Lynchburg,  Virginia — ^this  beautiful 
100-acre  campus  provides  something  for  everyone.  Dormitory  hous- 
ing, snack  bars,  an  indoor  pool,  tennis  courts,  lots  of  classroom  space 
and  plenty  of  room  for  walking  and  recreational  activities  are  all 
available  to  participants.  Buffet  style  meals  are  served  in  a  central 
dining  room.  A  packet  including  map  will  be  sent  to  you  upon  receipt 
of  registration. 

WHAT  TO  BRING.... 

Dress  at  the  School  is  informal — shorts  and  casual  clothes  are  "in." 
You  may  want  to  bring  recreational  equipment  and  toys  or  games  for 
your  children;  fans;  extension  cords,  etc.  More  details  on  what  you 
may  want  to  bring  will  be  sent  out  upon  registration.  SORRY,  DUE 
TO  A  STATE  ORDINANCE,  NO  PETS  ARE  ALLOWED  EXCEPT 
FOR  THOSE  ACCOMPANYING  THE  VISUALLY  OR  HEARING 
IMPAIRED. 

WORSHIP.... 

There  is  a  conscious  effort  at  the  School  to  be  one  inclusive  community 
while  also  recognizing  and  serving  the  various  segments  of  the  com- 
munity. Informal  worship  after  breakfast  is  for  the  total  community 
and  will  be  led  by  the  Reverends  Sylvester  and  Beverly  Bullock, 
co-pastors  of  Westminster  Presbyterian  Church,  Petersburg,  VA.  A 
more  traditional  worship  service  in  the  evenings  is  designed  espe- 
cially for  adults.  This  year's  evening  worship  leaders  will  be  the  Rev. 
Rosalind  Banbury-Hamm,  Assoc.  Executive  for  Synod  Ministries, 
Synod  of  the  Mid-Atlantic,  and  the  Rev.  L.V.  Lassiter,  pastor  of 
Northminster  Presbyterian  Church  in  Washington  D.C. 

FELLOWSHIP  FOR  SINGLES  AT  THE  SCHOOL.... 

includes  informal  gatherings,  an  evening  out,  and  space  set  apart, 
and  is  planned  so  that  these  individuals  have  an  opportunity  for  sup- 
portive fellowship. 

ACTIVITY  AND  COURSE  INFORMATION.... 

You  may  participate  in  both  morning  classes,  and  afternoon  and 
evening  activities.  The  morning  classes  are  mandatory  (as  is  morning 
worship)  while  afternoon  and  evening  activities  are  optional.  These 
may  include  field  trips,  arts  and  crafts,  and  organized  recreation. 


TYPICAL  DAILY  SCHEDULE  FOR  SYNOD  SCHOOL 

7:45  a.m. 

Breakfast 

5:30 

Supper 

8:30-9:00 

Community  Worship 

7:00-8:00 

Evening  Community 

9:30-12:15 

Classes 

Activities 

12:30 

Lunch 

8:15-9^)0 

Evening  Worship 

2:00-4:30 

Optional  Afternoon 

llK)Op.m. 

Quiet  Time 

Activities 

HOUSING 

Facilities  on  the  Randolph-Macon  campus  are  college  dormitory 
style.  Most  rooms  have  two  beds.  There  are  a  limited  number  of 
triples  and  singles.  Each  floor  is  equipped  with  several  hall  baths,  but 
no  bath  facilities  are  available  in  the  dorm  rooms.  The  double  rooms 
have  ample  space  for  children  with  sleeping  bags. 
Costs:  Please  note  that  the  $35  Registration  Fee  for  Synod  School  is 
not  included  in  the  housing  costs.  Linens  are  furnished. 
All  prices  quoted  are  for  the  entire  week. 

Housing:  Individuals — double  room  occupancy  per  person  $50.00 
Family — two  adults,  two  children  (ages  infant  to  10)  in  family  room, 
children  in  sleeping  bags — per  family  $125.00 
Additional  children  in  family  room  using  sleeping  bags — per 
child  $25.00 

Private  room  accommodations — per  person  $75.00 
Meals:  Adult  (age  10  up)  $65.00  •  Children  (2-10)  $37.50 
There  is  no  charge  (housing,  meals  or  registration)  for  children  under 
2  years  of  age.  Cribs  for  infants  are  not  available  at  the  college. 
Parents  should  plan  to  bring  portable  cribs  for  their  children. 
Synod  School  Registration  Fee  (ages  2  and  up)  $35.00  per  person 


JULY  8^ 


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CHILDREN  AND  YOUTH  AT  THE  SCHOOL 

Children  and  youth  of  all  ages  are  welcome  provided  they  are 
accompanied  by  a  parent  or  parent  substitute.  Young  people  in 
grades  7 — 12  may  register  with  an  adult  participant  who  will  be 
responsible  for  them  throughout  the  week  of  the  School.  There  must 
be  one  adult  chaperone  participant  for  every  three  youth 
participants.  Adults  will  be  housed  near  the  youth  for  whom  they 
are  responsible. 

In  the  mornings,  supervised  activities  including  recreation,  crafts, 
music,  and  other  learning  experiences  are  provided  for  all  children 
and  youth.  Child  care  is  provided  for  infants  through  two  year  olds. 
Classes  are  taught  by  well  qualified  leaders  as  follows:  3  &  4  year 
olds,  Kindergarten-Grade  1,  Grades  2-3,  Grades  4-5,  Grades  6-8 
and  Grades  9-12.  Enrollment  is  determined  by  "entering  grade"  for 
Fall  1990. 

Programs  for  both  Senior  and  Junior  Highs  will  be  provided. 
Leaders  for  Senior  Highs  will  be  Bill  DePrater  and  Sylvester 
Shannon.  Leader  for  Junior  High  will  be  Fritzi  Scott. 

PLEASE  NOTE:  Persons  beyond  high  school  age  are  expected  to 
register  as  adults. 


AFTERNOON  ACTIVITIES 

MINI-COURSES  will  be  offered  for  all  participants  each  afternoon 
providing  overviews  of  the  morning  classes  as  well  as  other  topics. 

ART  Drawing  What  You  See,  a  short  course  based  on  the  principle 
of  Betty  Edwards'  book.  Drawing  on  the  Right  Side  of  the  Brain.  A 
series  of  fun- to-do  exercises  which  help  you  improve  your  observation 
skills  while  getting  rid  of  fears  and  hang-ups  about  drawing.  Ages 
8-80. 2:00-4:00  p.m.  Monday— Thursday.  Instructor:  Marji  Gravett 

CRAFTS  for  all  ages  will  be  available  each  afternoon  and  will  be 
taught  by  Christy  Jones. 


COURSE  OFFERINGS 

ALL  ADULT  PARTICIPANTS  CHOOSE  EITHER  ONE  FULL 
MORNING  OR  TWO  HALF  MORNING  COURSES.  Enrollment  is 
on  a  first  come  basis,  giving  preference  if  at  all  possible  to  your  first 
choice. 

FULL  MORNING  COURSES— 9:15  a.m.  through  12:30  p.m. 

A.  SPIRITUAL  GROWTH  THROUGH  JOURNALING 

A  workshop  on  Spiritual  Growth  and  Development  through  jour- 
naling  and  reflection.  Using  a  variety  of  spiritual  exercises,  we  will 
explore  our  inner  thoughts  and  feelings  about  God.  Each  participant 
will  keep  a  journal  of  his/her  experiences  in  this  workshop.  These 
journals  will  become  the  foundation  for  reflection  and  exploring  new 
dimensions  of  spirituality. 

Marion  A.  "Jack"  Mills  is  currently  associated  with  Plumbline 
Associates,  a  group  specializing  in  human  resource  and  organiza- 
tional development.  Jack  has  been  an  Associate  Executive,  pastor 
and  Army  chaplain.  He  has  done  extensive  training  in  human 
relations,  conflict  managements  and  organizational  behavior  and  de- 
velopment. 

B.  THE  MIDDLE  YEARS:  CRISIS  OR  OPPORTUNITY? 

This  course  will  explore  life  transitions  that  challenge  people  in 
mid-life.  Participants  will  identify  and  discuss  common  changes  that 
occur  during  the  middle  years.  Most  everyone  experiences  physical 
and  psychological  change  and  the  aging  of  parents.  Many  face  the 
growing  up,  departure  and  return  (!)  of  children;  the  restructure  of 


1990 


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families  through  death  or  divorce;  becoming  a  grandparent;  retiring 
from  a  career;  becoming  ourselves  as  God's  children?  What  are  the 
implications  for  our  spiritual  journey  and  the  meaning  of  life? 

Jan  McGilliard  is  the  Enabler  for  the  Mid-Atlantic  Association 
for  Ministries  with  Older  Adults,  a  Synod-related  group. 

C.  NURTURING  THE  CHILD  IN  YOU 

In  this  course  we  will  attempt  to  identify  who  the  child  is  in  us,  and 
what  it  means  to  nurture  this  child.  We  will  work,  play,  think,  laugh, 
and  try  to  set  ourselves  directions  which  will  help  us  nurture  our  own 
child  and  the  child  in  those  we  love. 

Bill  Pauley  is  the  pastor  of  the  Chadbourne  Presbyterian  Church, 
Chadbourne,  NC.  During  his  thirty  years  of  ministry,  he  has  been  a 
pastor,  college  administrator  and  teacher,  campus  minister  and 
Synod  Regional  Communicator. 

D.  PARTNERSHIP  IN  GLOBAL  MISSION— WHAT,  WHO, 
WHERE  AND  HOW? 

A  new  strategy  in  the  Global  Mission  of  the  PC  (USA)  is  a  greater 
emphasis  on  Mutuality  in  Mission — working  together  across  na- 
tional boundaries,  with  expertise  and  resources  flowing  back  and 
forth.  Many  presbyteries  have  developed  Partnership  with  entities  of 
the  Church  in  other  countries.  This  course  will  trace  the  process  of 
establishing  such  an  International  Partnership,  using  as  an  example 
the  partnership  in  Central  America  between  the  Presbytery  of  the 
Peaks  and  Latin  American  Evangelical  Center  for  Pastoral  Studies 
(CELEP). 

Edith  Patton  is  the  Associate  Presbyter  for  Education  and  Mis- 
sion, Presbytery  of  the  Peaks.  She  has  been  a  member  of  Presbytery/ 
Sjmod  International  Partnership  Committee,  and  has  been  directly 
involved  with  Presbytery  Partnership  since  1983. 

E.  MUSIC  IMAGINATION  FOR  THE  NON-MUSICIAN 

This  class  is  designed  to  develop  or  renew  a  vision  of  how  music 
may  be  an  inclusive,  creative  addition  to  worship  for  a  variety  of  ages 
or  congregation  sizes.  Models  may  be  applied  for  existing  or  new 
groups.  This  class  is  not  just  for  musicians,  but  anyone  with  an 
appreciation  or  desire  for  a  fresh  approach  to  music  and  worship. 

Lindy  Bodkin  is  a  free-lance  commercial  artist  and  Director  of 
Christian  Education/Music  for  Community  in  Christ  Presbyterian, 
Greensboro  NC.  For  over  13  hears  she  has  directed  children,  adult 
and  handbell  choirs.  Her  experience  has  included  starting  up  choirs 
.  as  well  as  building  and  expanding  existing  choirs. 

F.  IN  CHRIST»S  NAME  WE  PLAY 

Part  of  being  re-created  in  the  image  of  God  includes  recreating  in 
the  Christian  community.  Come  learn  how  to  play  in  church  in  a  non- 
threatening,  inclusive  and  fun  way.  Participants  will  gain  skills  in 
planning  and  leading  recreation  in  a  variety  of  settings,  including 
church  night  suppers,  retreats.  Vacation  Bible  school,  officers'  re- 
treats, etc.  No  skills  are  required — merely  a  youthful  spirit  and  a 
willingness  to  play  in  the  name  of  Christ. 

Richard  Banbury-Hamm  is  an  ordained  minister  and  educator, 
presently  "re-created"  as  house-husband  in  Richmond,  VA.  His 
experience  in  the  past  ten  years  includes  having  led  recreational 
events  for  children,  youth  and  adults  in  churches,  presbyteries  and 
the  synod. 


HALF  MORNING  COURSES 

(OFFERED  TWICE)  9:30  a.m.  and  11:00  a.m. 

1.  THEMES  IN  THE  BRIEF  STATEMENT  OF  FAITH 

Our  church  subscribes  to  the  doctrine  that  the  Confessions  are 
subordinate  to  the  Scriptures,  but  help  guide  the  church  in  the  study 
and  interpretation  of  the  Scriptures.  We  will  use  the  Brief  Statement 
of  Faith  in  our  study  of  Scripture  passages. 

Edward  Newberry  is  pastor  of  Memorial  Presbyterian  Church  in 


Charlotte,  NC  and  a  member  of  the  General  Assembly  Special 
Committee  for  the  Brief  Statement  on  Reformed  Faith. 

2.  "ACTS— ALIVE" 

This  study  of  the  Book  of  the  Acts  by  Luke  provides  us  with  a  clear 
understanding  of  the  early  church  at  work  defining  its  faith  and  life. 
Presbyterian  Women  will  be  exploring  this  material  in  1990-1991  in 
their  Circle  Bible  Study.  This  exciting  study  of  Christianity  as  it 
relates  to  culture  then  and  now  will  give  the  participants  new 
perspectives  on  faithful  discipleship. 

Ken  Rogers  is  Pastor  of  Saint  Andrew  Presb5^erian  Church,  Lyn- 
chburg, VA.  As  a  member  of  the  Presbytery  of  the  Peaks,  he  chairs  the 
Division  of  Administration.  He  will  be  writing  a  Study  Guide  for  the 
PW  Bible  Study  for  1990-91. 

3.  AIDS  (CHRISTIANS'  RESPONSE  TO  THE  CRISIS) 

What  is  AIDS?  How  does  the  disease  spread?  How  does  it  affect 
people?  What  educational  models  can  I  use  back  in  my  home  church 
to  address  the  issues  of  AIDS  and  its  affects  on  all  Christians? 

Dr.  Boyd  Francis  is  the  Director  of  the  Division  of  Infectious 
Diseases  for  Roanoke  Memorial  Hospital.  He  works  with  AIDS 
patients  on  a  daily  basis  and  speaks  often  to  groups  regarding  the 
AIDS  disease  and  how  we  as  Christians  can  respond  compassion- 
ately. 

The  AIDS  Council  of  Western  Virginia  is  a  non-profit  commu- 
nity group  organized  in  1986  to  provide  accurate  information  and  as- 
sistance to  people  concerned  about  or  affected  by  AIDS  and  human 
immunodeficiency  virus  (HIV)  infections.  The  AIDS  Council  will  also 
provide  leadership  for  this  course. 

4.  DIRECTORY  FOR  WORSHIP  (Offered  9:15  a.m.  only) 

This  course  will  explore  Directory  for  Worship,  and  how  to  use  it  in 
services  and  devotions  as  well  as  accompan3dng  resources. 

Carroll  D.  Jenkins  is  Synod  Executive  and  Stated  Clerk  of  the 
Synod  of  the  Mid-Atlantic. 

5.  ACTIONS  OF  THE  202ND  GENERAL  ASSEMBLY  (Offered 
11:00  a.m.  only) 

This  course  will  review  the  actions  of  the  1990  Assembly  and  allow 
the  opportunity  to  explore  their  impact  on  the  church. 
Carroll  D.  Jenkins 


SYNOD  SCHOOL  REGISTRATION  FORM  ON  PAGE  9 

We  regret  that  we  cannot  accept  any  Synod  School  regis- 
trations over  the  phone.  All  registrations  must  be  made 
in  writing  and  accompanied  by  a  $35.00  per  person  reg- 
istration fee.  Deadline  for  registration  is  June  15, 1990.* 

*PLEASE  NOTE:  Your  registration  fee  is  refundable  only 
if  cancellation  is  made  by  JUNE  14,  1990. 

For  more  information  call  the  office  of  the  Synod  of  the 
Mid-Atlantic  in  Richmond,  Virginia—  (804)  342-0016. 


THI§  PAGE  IS  SPONSORED  BY  PRESBYTERIAN  HOME  &  FAMILY  SERVICES,  INC, 


Presbyterian  Home  &  Family  Services,  Inc. 

An  Agency  of  the  Synod  of  the  Mid-Atlantic 


Genesis  House  Program  Offers  a  New 
Beginning  for  Children  in  Crisis 

36  Children  Served  in  First  5  IVIonths 


A  fresh  start  for  abused  or  neglected 
children 


Genesis  House 


On  Sept.  13,  1989,  a  two-year- 
old  and  a  three-year-old  moved 
into  a  newly  renovated  build- 
ing on  the  Presbyterian  Home 
campus  in  Lynchburg,  Va. 
They  were  the  first  residents 
in  the  temporary  facility  for 
the  Genesis  House  Program, 
an  emergency  shelter  program 
for  abused  and  neglected  chil- 
dren ages  2  through  12,  and 
the  newest  ministry  of  Pres- 
byterian Home  &  Family 
Services,  Inc. 

Within  three  weeks,  the 
youngsters  had  been  joined  by 
four  others,  and  there  had 
been  approximately  30  inqui- 
ries about  possible  future  res- 
idents. From  this  response,  it 
was  clear  that  the  Genesis 
House  Program  was  an  idea 
whose  time  had  come. 

By  providing  abused  and 
neglected  children  with  round- 
the-clock  emergency  shelter 
and  care,  seven  days  a  week, 
including  holidays,  for  up  to 
60  days  (while  suitable  place- 
ment is  found  in  a  safe  and 
loving  environment),  the  Gen- 
esis House  Program  is,  indeed, 
filling  an  urgent  demand  in 
the  Lynchburg  community.  In 
1988  405  cases  of  child  abuse 
or  neglect  were  determined 
out  of  1600  reported  in  Dis- 
trict 11,  the  area  served  by 
Presbyterian  Home  &  Family 
Services,  Inc. 

The  program  is  licensed  to 
serve  10  children  at  a  time 
with  a  goal  to  serve  55  chil- 
dren during  the  first  year. 
Designed  primarily  for  chil- 
dren from  Lynchburg  and 
surrounding  counties,  the 
program  does,  however,  admit 
other  children. 

In  a  warm,  relaxed,  and 
homelike  atmosphere,  where 
members  of  a  family  can  be 
kept  together  and  with  a  large, 
beautiful  campus  to  enjoy,  the 
children  are  given  a  sense  of 
stability  and  a  fresh  start. 

Those  old  enough  for  school 
attend  the  public  schools,  and, 
according  to  Brian  J.  Runk, 
who  is  in  charge  of  the  pro- 
gram, the  children  do  well. 
There  is  also  virtually  no 
homesickness  among  the  resi- 


dents, whose  average  age  so 
far  is  7.7,  said  Runk. 

Contracts  are  usually  devel- 
oped for  a  30-day  time  frame 
with  a  possible  30-day  exten- 
sion if  the  situation  warrants 
it.  This  allows  the  placing 
party  to  work  on  the  problem 


Ronald 
McDonald 
Children's 
Charities 
Makes  Grant 

Amid  keen  competition,  the 
Genesis  House  Program  was 
chosen  by  Ronald  McDonald 
Children's  Charities  for  a 
$50,000  grant  to  be  used  for 
first-year  operating  expens- 
es while  church  and  com- 
munity support  is  devel- 
oped. In  a  ceremony  held 
Feb.  12  at  the  Genesis 
House,  Blake  Lee,  McDo- 
nald's regional  marketing 
manager,  and  local  owner 
operators  Keyto  Cooper  and 
Rosemary  Taylor  presented 
the  award  to  the  Reverend 
E.  Peter  Geitner,  President 
of  Presbyterian  Home  & 
Family  Services,  Inc. 

To  qualify  for  an  RMCC 
grant,  a  program  must 
address  real  problems  in  a 
definite  manner  and  have 
measurable  impact.  Each 
grant  request  submitted  is 
reviewed  by  the  20-member 
RMCC  Board  of  Trustees 
made  up  of  health  profes- 
sionals, civic  leaders  and 
McDonald's  representatives 
from  throughout  the  coun- 
try. Established  in  1984  in 
memory  of  McDonald's 
founder  Ray  A.  Kroc,  Ron- 
ald McDonald  Children's 
Charities  awards  grants  to 
not-for-profit  organizations 
helping  children. 


areas  that  precipitated  the 
placement  of  the  child  or 
children,  and,  it  is  hoped,  cor- 
rect the  problems  so  that  a 
reunification  of  the  family  is 
feasible.  Following  the  stay  in 
the  shelter,  each  child  receives 
aftercare  services.  If  long-term 
placement  is  needed  after  60 
days,  the  option  of  continuing 
into  the  Presbyterian  Home 
program  is  available. 

The  shelter's  founding  group 
is  the  Lynchburg  organization 
Stop  Child  Abuse  Today 
(SCAT),  which  is  currently 
raising  funds  for  the  perma- 
nent shelter,  which  will  also 
be  located  on  the  Presbyterian 
Home  campus.  Formed  be- 
cause child  abuse  had  become 
a  pressing  problem  in  the 
Central  Virginia  area,  SCAT 
had  as  its  objective  the  estab- 
lishment of  an  emergency 
refuge  for  abused  and  ne- 
glected children.  Because  the 
program  offers  a  new  begin- 
ning for  the  children,  SCAT 
named  it  (Genesis  House. 

In  May  1989,  the  Board  of 
Directors  of  Presbyterian 
Home  &  Family  Services,  Inc. 
approved  the  sponsoring  of  the 
Genesis  House  Program  and 
the  temporary  use  of  one  of  its 
buildings  for  the  shelter.  The 
program  has  already  attracted 
the  support  of  several  com- 
munity businesses  as  well  as 
several  foundations. 

By  the  end  of  February,  it 
had  served  36  children,  kept 
11  sibling  groups  from  being 
separated,  and  received  114 
inquiries  for  service. 

Before  the  establishment  of 
Genesis  House,  immediate  hous- 
ing for  abused  and  neglected 
children  was  not  available  ex- 
cept on  an  emergency  foster 
care  basis.  Because  of  the 
decreasing  number  of  foster 
homes  in  Virginia,  the  pro- 
gram has  been  a  blessing  for 
social  service  agencies  who 
struggle  daily  to  find  foster 
placements  for  children. 

The  Genesis  House  Program 
works  with  the  Child  Protec- 
tion Service  and  is  licensed  by 
the  Virginia  Department  of 
Social  Services. 


Serving  Individuals 
And  Their  Families 

Presbyterian  Home  &  Fam- 
ily Services,  Inc.,  which  be- 
gan its  ministry  in  1903,  is 
an  agency  of  the  Synod  of  the 
Mid-Atlantic,  Presbyterian 
Church  (U.S.A.).  It  exists  to 
serve  individuals  and  their 
families.  This  mission  mani- 
fests itself  in  preventive, 
rehabilitative,  and  specialized 
services  and  programs  which 
enable  the  Synod,  Presbytery, 
local  church  and  community 
to  meet  more  effectively  the 
physical,  mental,  emotional 
and  spiritual  needs  of  chil- 
dren, youth,  adults  and 
families. 

We  currently  offer  four 
programs  and  will  soon  add 
a  fifth.  Three  of  our  minis- 
tries are  located  on  our 
Lynchburg  campus.  They 
are:  the  Children's  Home,  a 
residential,  coeducational  pro- 
gram for  children  ages  5 
through  17  from  dysfunc- 
tional families;  the  Genesis 
House  Program,  an  emergen- 
cy shelter  for  abused  and 
neglected  children  ages  2 
through  12;  and  the  Transi- 
tion to  Independence  Pro- 
gram for  young  men  and 
women  ages  17  through  22 
who  are  making  the  passage 
to  a  self-sufficient  adulthood. 
Another  major  ministry  is 
located  on  our  Zuni  campus. 
This  is  the  Zuni  Training 
Center,  a  residential  program 
for  mentally  and  developmen- 
tally  disabled  men  and  wom- 
en ages  18  and  over.  A  new 
ministry  being  developed  is  a 
group  home  for  the  mentally 
retarded  to  be  located  in  the 
northeast  portion  of  Virgin- 
ia. While  the  majority  of  our 
clients  come  from  Virginia, 
we  are  currently  also  serving 
clients  from  Maryland,  North 
Carolina  and  West  Virginia. 


E.  Peter  Geitner 

We  also  offer  these  follow- 
ing special  services:  a  Hospi- 
tality Program  in  Lynchburg, 
Va.,  through  which  housing 
is  provided  for  a  family  while 
they  care  for  their  child  as  a 
patient  in  the  neonatal  unit 
at  nearby  Virginia  Baptist 
Hospital;  and  a  residential 
program  which  furnishes 
group  home  living  and  inde- 
pendent employment  for  up 
to  five  graduates  of  the  Zuni 
Training  Center  through  a 
cooperative  arrangement 
with  Turner  Home  in  Suf- 
folk, Va.,  operated  by  the 
Elon  Home  for  Children  of 
Elon  College,  North  Carolina. 

Presbyterian  Home  &  Fam- 
ily Services,  Inc.  is  licensed 
by  the  Virginia  Department 
of  Social  Services  and  the 
Virginia  Department  of  Men- 
tal Health  and  Mental  Re- 
tardation and  is  a  member  of 
the  Virginia  Association  of 
Children's  Homes  and  the 
National  Association  of 
Homes  for  Children. 

We  would  like  to  tell  you 
more  about  our  growing 
ministry.  We  invite  you  to 
write  us  at  150  Linden  Ave., 
Lynchburg,  Va.  24503  or  call 
us  at  804/384-3138.  We  look 
forward  to  hearing  from  you. 

E.  Peter  (Jeitner 
President 


I/We  wish  to  join  in  the  support  of  Presbyterian  Home  & 
Family  Services,  Inc. 

Enclosed  find  a  gift  of  $  

From   

Address  

City   


State 


) 


Zip 


Telephone  C 
To  be  used:  □  Where  needed  most 

□  Children's  Home,  Lynchburg  □  Genesis  House 

□  Training  Center,  Zuni   □  Group  Home 

□  Transition  to  Independence  Program 

□  A  Living  Memorial  (to  honor  the  deceased) 

In  memory  of  

□  An  Honor  Gift  (to  honor  the  living) 

In  honor  of   

Occasion  of  honor:   

(Birthday,  Anniversary,  Christmas,  Graduation,  Other) 
Please  acknowledge  this  memorial/honor  gift  to: 

Name  

Address  

City   


State 


Zip 


Contribviions  are  deductible  to  the  fuUesl  extent  of  the  law.  According  to  IRS  regnilatians, 
Presbyterian  Home  &  Family  Services,  Inc.  is  a  501(C)(3)  non-profit  agency. 

PLEASE  RETURN  TO: 

The  Reverend  E.  Peter  Geitner,  President 
Presbyterian  Home  &  Family  Services,  Inc. 
150  Linden  Avenue 
Lynchburg,  VA  24503-9983 

Telephone:  (804)  384-3138  4/90 


The  Presbyterian  News,  April  1990,  Page  i) 

Three  institutions  provide  care  for  older  adults  in  the  synod 


The  three  institutions  of  the 
Synod  of  the  Mid-Atlantic 
responsible  for  residential 
and  health  care  for  older 
adults  are  Sunnyside  Pres- 
byterian Home,  The  Pres- 
b3^erian  Homes,  Inc.  of  North 
Carolina,  and  Westminster 
Presbyterian  Homes,  Inc. 
(Virginia). 

They  are  working  together 
under  the  new  Mid-Atlantic 
Association  of  Ministries  with 
Older  Adults  to  provide  a  new 
dimension  and  new  resources 
for  ministries  with  older 
adults.  Each  institution 
brings  a  unique  element  to 
this  broad-based  ministry 
with  older  adults,  and  all 
have  long  histories  of  service 
to  older  adults  within  the 
Synod  of  the  Mid-Atlantic. 

Sunnyside  Presby- 
terian Home  has  been  mini- 
stering to  older  adults  for 
more  than  75  years. 
Originally  established  in 
Danville,  Va.,  it  moved  to  a 
57-acre  campus  in  Harrison- 
burg in  1955.  It  currently  ser- 
ves 450  residents. 

Svmnyside  is  developing  a 
new  facility,  called  King's 
Grant,  which  is  scheduled  to 
open  in  Martinsville  late  next 
year. 

The  mission  of  Sunnyside 
is  "to  add  life  to  years"  by 
providing  a  wide  range  of 


retirement  and  health  ser- 
vices to  older  adults 
throughout  the  synod.  These 
services  are  designed  to  meet 
the  residents'  physical, 
spiritual,  psychological,  and 
security  needs  in  a  Christian 
environment. 

The  Presbyterian 
Homes,  Inc.  operates  two 
retirement  communities  in 
North  Carolina  with  a  total  of 
450  residents.  The  Pres- 
bj^erian  Home  of  High  Point, 
which  opened  in  1952,  is  just 
completing  an  extensive  reno- 
vation and  expansion  pro- 
gram. Scotia  Village,  situ- 
ated adjacent  to  St.  Andrews 
College  in  Laurinburg, 
opened  in  1988.  It  is  now 
beginning  the  second  phase  of 
construction  of  cottages. 

The  Presbyterian  Homes, 
Inc.  is  also  developing  Glen- 
aire  in  Cary,  which  is 
scheduled  to  open  in  1992, 
and  is  planning  a  fourth  re- 
tirement community  in 
Asheville. 

Since  1966,  Westminster 
Presb5i;erian  Homes,  Inc. 
has  helped  plan  and  develop 
facilities  and  services  for 
older  adults  in  Virginia,  in- 
cluding six  retirement  com- 
munities that  provide  con- 
tinuing care  to  more  than 
1500  residents. 

Westminster  provides 


technical  assistance  to  spon- 
soring groups  and  makes 
loans  for  the  prefinancing 
costs  of  residential  care 
facilities.  It  is  in  the  process 
of  identifying  new  services 
needed  by  older  adults,  and 
will  assist  presbyteries  and 
congregations  in  providing 
those  services. 

With  the  planned  expan- 
sion of  existing  facilities  and 
the  construction  of  new  ones, 
the  institutions  of  the  Mid-At- 
lantic Association  of  Mini- 
stries with  Older  Adults  will 
together  serve  more  than 
2300  residents. 

In  addition,  the  staff  of  the 
association  is  helping  pres- 
byteries and  congregations  to 
integrate  the  talents, 
maturity,  experience  and  wis- 


RICHMOND— Four  Presby- 
terians have  been  newly 
elected  to  boards  at  West- 
minster-Canterbury. Elected 
to  the  retirement  com- 
munity's corporate  board 
were: 

Samuel  W.  Jackson,  re- 
tired district  manager  of 
Chesapeake  and  Potomac  Te- 
lephone Company,  associate 
real  estate  broker  with  Ebel, 
Jackson  and  Traynham  and 
member  of  Richmond's  Third 


dom  of  older  adults  in  the 
ministry  of  the  church.  At  the 
same  time,  the  association  is 
developing  a  network  of 
people  to  work  with  local  con- 
gregations in  assessing  the 
needs  of  older  adults  and  find- 
ing ways  to  meet  those  needs. 

For  the  first  time,  the 
traditional  Mother's  Day  Of- 
fering encompasses  the  entire 
geographic  region  of  the 
Synod  of  the  Mid-Atlantic. 
Through  the  participation  of 
individuals  and  churches  in 
this  offering,  these  agencies 
hope  to  increase  their  level  of 
support  to  and  the  scope  of 
their  ministries  with  older 
adults.  If  desired,  gifts  may 
be  designated  for  the  facility 
or  agency  of  choice. 

Proceeds     from  this 


Presbyterian  Church;  and 
Walter  A.  Varvel,  vice  presi- 
dent of  the  Federal  Reserve 
Bank  of  Richmond  and  St. 
Giles'  member. 

Re-elected  chairman  of  the 
corporate  board  was  Lee  A. 
Putney,  chairman  of  Regency 
Bank  and  member  of 
Richmond's  First  Pres- 
byterian Church. 

Thelma  K.  Lindemann 
(Mrs.  Bohn  C),  community 
volunteer,      and  John 


mother's  Day  Offering  will  be 
used  to: 

— Support  the  operation 
and  expansion  of  retirement 
communities  managed  by 
Sunnyside  Presbyterian 
Retirement  Community  (Vir- 
ginia) and  The  Presbyterian 
Homes,  Inc.  (North  Carolina). 

— Supplement  the  endow- 
ment funds  of  these  facilities 
to  assist  residents  who  cannot 
pay  the  full  cost  of  care. 

— Support  the  develop- 
ment capabilities  of  West- 
minster Presbyterian  Homes, 
Inc.  (Virginia). 

— Provide  staff  support  for 
the  educational  and  resource 
development  activities  of  the 
Mid-Atlantic  Association  of 
Ministries  with  Older  Adults. 


Langbourne  Williams,  vice 
president,  Grymes,  Hulcher 
&  Williams,  Inc.,  were  elected 
to  the  Westminster-Canter- 
bury Foundation  board  of 
trustees. 

Both  Mrs.  Lindemann  and 
Williams  are  members  of 
First  Presbyterian  Church  of 
Richmond. The  Foundation 
raises  and  manages  funds  for 
the  charitable  purposes  of 
Westminster-Canterbury 
Corp. 


Westminster-Canterbury  elects  four  to  boards 


•   REGISTRATION    FORM  • 


SYNOD • SCHOOL 

JULY  8-13,  1990  •  RANDOLPH  MACON  WOMAN'S  COLLEGE  •  LYNCHBURG,  VIRGINIA 
Mail  Registration  Form  with  checks  to:  The  Synod  of  the  Mid-Atlantic,  P.O.  Box  27026,  Richmond,  VA  23261 


Individual . 


Family. 


Single . 


HOUSING 

Family  (2  adults,  2  children  2-10)— $125.00  per  week  $. 

#  Additional  children  (ages  2-10)  in 

family  room  (with  sleeping  bags) — $25.00  each  $. 

#  Individual— $50.00  per  week  $. 

#  Private  Room(s)— $75.00  per  week  $_ 

TOTAL  FOR  HOUSING  $_ 


MEALS 

#  

#  


.  Adults  (age  10  and  up)— $65.00  per  week  $. 
.  Children  (ages  2-10)— $27.50  per  week  $_ 


TOTAL  FOR  MEALS 

SYNOD  SCHOOL  REGISTRATION  FEE 

#  Persons  (adults  and  children) — 

$35.00  per  person 

TOTAL  SCHOOL  REGISTRATION 


$- 


GRAND  TOTAL  (Housing,  Meals  &  Registration)  $. 


SPECIAL  NEEDS: 

□  Smoker  □  Non-Smoker  □  Need  1st  floor  room 

•  We  apoligize  but  there  is  very  limited  handicapped  accessibility  at 
Randolph  Macon  College. 

ROOMMATE  PREFERENCE  (if  any)  

□  Please  check  if  you  would  like  to  receive  a  scholarship  application. 
Early  registration  (by  May  15)  is  essential  to  receive  financial  assistance 
as  funds  are  limited.  $50  maximum  assistance  to  adults  (12  &  over);  $30 
maximum  to  children  under  12. 

•  SYNOD  SCHOOL  REGISTRATION  FEE  OF  $35.00  PER  PER- 
SON OVER  2  YEARS  OF  AGE  IS  REQUIRED  WITH  THIS  FORM. 


REGISTRATION  FEE  OF  $35.00  FOR. 
IN  THE  AMOUNT  OF  $  


-PEOPLE  IS  ENCLOSED 


Make  checks  payable  to  the:  SYNOD  OF  THE  MID-ATLANTIC 
OFFICE  USE  ONLY:  Amount  Due  


Amount  Paid. 
Balance  Due  _ 


Housing. 


COURSE  REGISTRATION— 1990  SYNOD  SCHOOL 

A  registration  fee  of  $35.00  per  person  is  required  with  this  form. 

DEADLINE  FOR  REGISTRATION  IS  JUNE  15,  1990.  All  persons 
registering  after  that  date  will  pay  a  registration  fee  of  $40.00.  The  reg- 
istration fee  is  refundable  ONLY  IF  CANCELLATION  IS  MADE 
BEFORE  JUNE  15, 1990. 


NAME. 


(M/F). 


ADDRESS. 
CITY  


PHONE  (Home). 
PRESBYTERY_ 


.STATE. 
.  (Work)  _ 


ZIP. 


NAME  

ADDRESS. 
CITY.  


.(M/F). 


PHONE  (Home). 
PRESBYTERY— 


. STATE. 
.(Work). 


.ZIP. 


CHILDREN  &  YOUTH  ATTENDING:  (Grade  as  of  September  1990) 

NAME  AGE  GRADE  

NAME  AGE  GRADE  

NAME  AGE  GRADE  

NAME  AGE  GRADE  

There  must  be  one  adult  chaperone  participant  for  each  three 
youth  participants.  Please  list  chaperone(s)  for  youth  listed  above. 


COURSE  SELECTION 

Indicate  number  and  full  course  title.  Choose  either  1  full  morning  or  2 
half  morning  courses.  Please  put  your  name  next  to  each  selection. 


FULL  MORNING  COURSES— 9:15-12:30 

Name  1st  choice  #  Course. 

 2nd  choice  #  Course. 


Name  

HALF  MORNING  COURSES,  PERIOD  1—9:15-10:45 

Name  1st  choice  #  Course  

Name  2nd  choice  #  Course  

HALF  MORNING  COURSES,  PERIOD  2—11:00-12:30 

Name  1st  choice  #  Course  

Name  2nd  choice  #  Course  


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THIS  PAGE  IS  PAID  FOR  BY  BARIUM  SPRINGS  HOME  FOR  CHILDREN 


Presbyterian  Family  Ministries 

Barium  Springs  Home  for  Children 


Vol.  VII,  No.  3 


April  1990 


Lisa  S.  Crater,  Editor 


Reiney  creates  endowment 


Dr.  Nat  K.  Reiney,  former 
director  of  Barium  Springs 
Home  for  Children  (1966  to 
1976),  has  set  up  the  Allie 
Cromwell  Reiney  Memorial 
Endowment  for  his  wife,  who 
died  on  September  7,  1989,  in 
Roswell,  Georgia. 

Mrs.  Reiney  was  a  school 
teacher  from  1918  to  1932, 
when  she  married  Dr.  Reiney. 
After  that  she  worked 
alongside  her  husband, 
though  never  in  a  salaried 
position. 

Mrs.  Reiney  was  also  a  na- 
tionally accredited  judge  of 
garden  and  flower  shows. 


The  campus  was  beautified 
during  her  time  here  due  to 
the  planting  of  hundreds  of 
azaleas  and  other  flowering 
plants. 

A  memorial  endowment 
can  be  created  by  giving 
$1,000  or  more  to  the  home  in 
someone's  name.  It  is  a  spe- 
cial way  to  remember  a  loved 
one,  and  to  help  the  young 
people  of  Barium  Springs. 
Family  and  friends  can  con- 
tinue to  add  to  the  endow- 
ment at  any  time. 

There  are  three  other 
memorial  endowments  to 
Barium  Springs  at  this  time. 


The  Albert  Broadus  Hamil- 
ton, III  Memorial  Endow- 
ment was  created  by  Mr.  and 
Mrs.  A.  Broadus  Hamilton, 
Jr.  Both  the  Dana  (Danny) 
Armstrong  Memorial  Endow- 
ment and  the  Milton  J.  Gas- 
kill  Memorial  Endowment 
were  created  by  family  and 
friends. 

Anyone  wishing  to  make  a 
contribution  to  these  funds 
may  do  so  by  sending  their 
donation,  along  with  the 
name  of  the  endowment,  to 
Barium  Springs  Home  for 
Children,  P.  O.  Box  1,  Barium 
Springs,  NC  28010. 


...Orso 
it  seems 

Earle  Frazier,  ACSW 
Executive  Director 


"The  world  is  passing  through 
troubled  times.  The  young 
people  of  today  think  of  noth- 
ing but  themselves.  They 
have  no  reverence  for  parents 
or  old  age.  They  are  im- 
patient of  all  restraint.  They 
talk  as  if  they  know  every- 
thing. ...As  for  the  girls,  they 
are  forward  and  immodest 
and  unwomanly  in  speech,  be- 
havior and  dress." 


Does  that  statement  ring  a 
bell?  It  comes  from  Peter  the 
Hermit  (1274).  Older  peo- 
ple's perspective  of  youth 
seems  unchangeable.  Young 
people  resent  this  perspec- 
tive, but  somehow  grow  up 
and  adopt  it. 


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OT  tne  Ungmai  UUIiaingS  May  31 ,  1 990  to  Barium  Springs  Home  For  Children, 


of  Barium  Springs  Home 
for  Children 


P.O.  Box  1,  Barium  Springs,  NC  28010. 


The  original  Little  Joe's  Church 


INDIVIDUAL  PRINTS  - 10  x  14  $10  each 

NAME  QUANTITY 

1 .  Alexander  Building  (Shoe  Shop)   

2.  Annie  Louise  Cottage   

3.  Elementary  School  (New  School)   

4.  Howard  Cottage   

5.  Jennie  Gilmer  Cottage   

6.  Lee's  Cottage   

7.  Little  Joe's  Presbyterian  Church   

8.  Lottie  Walker  Woman's  Building   

9.  McNair  (Old  School  Building)   

10.  Rumple  Hall  (Dining  Hall)   

1 1 .  Sprunt  Infirmary   

12.  Stowe  Baby  Cottage   

13.  Synod's  Cottage   

14.  Boyd  Cottage   

15.  Burrough  Office  Building   

16.  Oakland  Superintendent's  Home   

17.  Round  Knob   


SET  OF  17  PRINTS;  $99.95  per  set 
8  1/2x11         No.  of  Sets  


BOX  OF  17  NOTE  CARDS,  ENVS. 
$5.25  Per  Box     No.  of  Boxes  


(One  print  of  each  building  per  box) 

18  X  22  Collage  of  all  17  buildings 
$25  Per  Print     No.  of  Prints  


Total  Amount  Enclosed 


Name 


Address . 
City  


St.. 


Zip  Code  

Orders  cannot  be  filled  unless  they  are 
prepaid.  Orders  not  plcl<ed  up  at 
Homecoming  will  be  mailed  shortly 
thereafter. 


Slide  show 
available 

The  12-minute  Barium 
Springs  Home  for  Children 
shde-show  is  available  to 
church  groups,  or  other  in- 
terested groups,  on  re- 
quest. 

A  member  of  the  staff 
will  gladly  come  to  your 
church  or  organization  to 
discuss  the  Home's  ac- 
tivities and  answer  any 
questions. 

Call  Reade  Baker, 
Director  of  Development, 
at  704/872-4157  to 
schedule  a  presentation  at 
your  Sunday  night  sup- 
pers, meetings  of  the 
Women  of  the  Church  and 
Men's  Bible  Classes,  Sun- 
day School  classes,  etc. 
You  need  to  see  this  minis- 
try in  action  to  fully  under- 
stand its  service  to  families 
and  children  in  need. 


PAL  resident  working  toward  month-long  study  in  France 


The  following  is  a  proposal 
submitted  to  the  administra- 
tion of  Barium  Springs  Home 
for  Children  by  Larry  Wayne 
Buie,  a  resident  of  the 
Preparation  for  Adult  Living 
program  at  the  home. 

In  this  proposal  Larry  re- 
quests support  from  the  Home 
to  participate  in  "A  taste  of 
France",  an  educational  and 
cultural  trip  to  France  spon- 
sored by  the  American  Coun- 
cil for  International  Studies 
(ACISJ. 

"Even  as  a  young  child  I 
was  fascinated  by  French  ar- 
chitecture, the  romance  of  the 
language,  and  I  have 
dreamed  of  the  beautiful 
countrysides.  It  is  also  hard 
for  me  to  get  the  pictures  of 
the  Swiss  Alps  and  the  rolling 
hills  of  France  out  of  my  mind. 

An  opportunity  has  finally 
come  my  way  to  receive  "A 
taste  of  France."  If  I  get  this 
opportunity  I  will  be  able  to 
experience  places  like  I'Arc  de 
Triomphe,  a  memorial  for 
Napoleon;  the  Eiffel  Tower, 
which  overlooks  Paris;  the 
Louvre,  the  biggest  and  most 
fascinating  art  museum  in 
the  world;  the  Champs 
Elysee;  and  the  French 
Rjvie  ■     Most  importantly,  I 


will  also  be  able  to  gain  first- 
hand insight  on  the  French 
culture,  the  history,  the 
people,  and  the  language  it- 
self 

My  experience  in  France  is 
intended  to  be  educational 
and  culturally  motivated.  My 
studies  will  encompass 
academic  work  in  the  French 
language  and  culture  at  the 
Universite 
deCannes. 
This 
education 
al  program 
will  in- 
elude 
about  five 
hours  of 
class  work 
per  day. 
The  itin- 


Larry  Buie 


erary  is  as  follows: 

July  3,  1990  -  July  5,  1990 
will  be  spent  in  London. 
Departure  from  the  United 
States  will  be  July  3,  1990. 
Upon  arrival  we  will  transfer 
to  the  hotel.  On  July  5  we 
will  take  a  morning  tour  of  the 
city. 

July  6,  1990  -  July  7,  1990 
will  be  spent  in  Paris.  On 
July  7  we  will  take  a  tour  of 
the  city's  most  fascinating 
monuments  and  landmarks. 

July  8,  1990  -  arrive  in  An- 


tibes  were  I  will  be  met  by  my 
French  family. 

July  9, 1990 -July  27, 1990 
-  participate  in  the  summer 
school  program  at  the  Univer- 
site deCannes. 

July  28,  1990  -  July  30, 
1990  we  will  be  in  Leysin. 
Summer  school  ends  and  we 
will  be  staying  in  a  resort 
areas  in  the  Swiss  Alps. 

On  July  31,  1990  we  con- 
clude our  stay  by  transferring 
to  Geneva  Airport  for  our 
return  flight  home. 

I  have  begun  this  endeavor 
by  contacting  all  the  private 
resources  that  are  known  to 
me  at  this  time.  This  is  a 
search  I  will  continue  until  I 
achieve  my  goal.  I  am 
making  a  sincere  request  that 
Barium  Springs  Home  for 
Children  might  offset  some  of 
the  expenses  for  my  project. 

I  hope  to  gain  from  this  ex- 
perience a  broad  under- 
standing of  a  culture  other 
than  my  own.  If  this  trip  to 
France  materializes,  then  it  is 
my  hope  to  put  together  a  pro- 
gram and  slide  presentation, 
which  deals  with  what  I  have 
gained  from  my  experience 
for  Barium  Springs.  I  hope  to 
share  this  with  the  students 
and  also  the  staff  of  Barium 
Springs  Home  for  Children. 


Thanks  for  any  considera- 
tion." 

Larry  is  working  hard  to 
raise  the  $3,262  that  the  trip 
to  France  will  cost.  He  has 
saved  $427  himself,  working 
at  a  part-time  job.  He  has 
also  received  a  $1,000  grant 
from  the  home  and  $581  from 
family  and  friends,  leaving  a 
balance  of  $1,254  still  to  raise 
before  he  can  get  his  "taste  of 
France." 

Larry  came  to  the  PAL  Pro- 


gram in  April  of  1989.  With 
help  from  the  PAL  staff,  com- 
mitment, and  hard  work, 
Larry  has  made  some  very 
sound  goals  and  plans  for  his 
future.  A  junior  at  South 
Iredell  High  School,  he  plans 
to  remain  at  PAL  until  he 
graduates  from  high  school  in 
the  spring  of  1991,  and  then 
would  like  to  attend  either  the 
University  of  North  Carolina 
at  Chapel  Hill,  or  Baylor 
University  in  Waco,  Texas. 


In  Memory — In  Honor 

Barium  Springs  Home  for  Children 


Donor  

Address . 


IN  MEMORY- 

My  gift  of  $  

I  wish  to  


-IN  HONOR 


.  Honor 


.  is  enclosed 
 Remember 


Name  of  Honoree  or  Deceased 


Address  

On  the  occasion  of  

Date  of  death  if  appHcable. 

Survivor  to  notify  

Address  


Relationship  of  survivor  to  honoree. 


Mail  to:  P.O.  Box  1,  Barium  Springs,  NC  28010 


A  Faith  More  Precious  Than  Gold — Lesson  9,  May  1990 

The  Flock  of  God  I  Peter  5:1-7 


The  Presbyterian  News,  April  mM),  Page  II 


An  artist's  rendering  of  the  community  building  at  the 
Glenaire  retirement  community  to  be  built  in  Gary,  N.C 


Glenalre  board  of  trustees 
adds  two,  names  director 


By  MARY  BONEY  SHEATS 

The  last  chapter  of  this  letter 
to  people  in  exile  is  a  call  to 
humility.  It  is  a  message  for 
the  older  members 
of  the  church  who 
have  been  given  spe- 
cial responsibility 
for  leadership  (I 
Peter  5:1-2)  and  for 
the  younger  folk 
(5:5) — in  fact,  it  is  to 
"all  of  you."  Com- 
pare 5:5  with  I  Peter 
3:8,  where  the 
author's  "all  of  you" 
begins  with  sum- 
moning a  "unity  of 
spirit"  and  ends  with  a  plea 
for  "a  hvmible  mind."  This 
emphasis  would  certainly  be 
borne  out  in  St.  Augustine's 
claim  that  the  three  Christian 
virtues  are 

humility, 

humility,  and 

humility. 

In  I  Peter  5  two  significant 
analogies  are  used  together 
for  church  leadership:  elder 
and  shepherd. 

PRESBUTEROS 

The  "flock  of  God"  ad- 
dressed in  I  Peter  is  led  by 
elders,  and  our  denomination, 
Presbyterian,  takes  its  name 
from  the  Greek  word  for 
'elder,'  presbuteros.  In 
patriarchal  societies  leader- 
ship was  vested  in  older  men, 
and  the  tradition  of  people 
being  governed  by  elders  was 
prominent  in  the  days  of 
Moses  (Numbers  11:16-25). 
The  practice  continued  in 
Judaism  and  in  the  early 
church.  The  duty  of  these 
elders  was  to  "oversee"  the 
work  of  God's  people,  and 
sometimes  the  Greek  word  for 
'overseer',  episcopos,  usual- 
ly translated  'bishop,'  was 
used.  The  two  words  "elder" 
and  "bishop"  seem  to  be  inter- 
changeable in  the  New  Testa- 
ment, with  one  word  referring 
to  the  dignity  of  the  office  and 
the  other  to  its  duties.  (See 
Titus  1:5,7;  Philippians  1:1;  I 
Timothy  3:1,5;  17.) 

In  the  Jerusalem  church, 
elders  were  named  along  with 
the  apostles  as  leading  in 
decision-making.  (See  Acts 
15:2,  6,  22.)  Paul  and  Bar- 
nabas on  their  first  mission- 
ary journey  "appointed 
elders. ..in  every  church," 
(Acts  14:23)  Titus  was  left  on 
the  island  of  Crete  to  "appoint 
elders  in  every  town"  (Titus 
1:5).  So  the  office  of  elder  was 
a  well-established  one. 

The  author  of  I  Peter 
chooses  to  use  this  term  for 
himself  in  I  Peter  5:1.  Al- 
though in  his  heading  (1:1)  he 
had  identified  himself  as  "an 
apostle  of  Jesus  Christ,"  in 
Chapter  5  he  is  more  modest. 
Here  he  links  himself  with  his 
readers  as  he  acknowledges 
being  "a  fellow  elder."  In  this 
letter  about  suffering,  written 
to  those  who  would  have  suf- 
fering ahead  of  them,  he  could 
claim  to  have  witnessed  the 
suffering  of  Christ,  and  to  an- 
ticipate sharing  in  the  Lord's 
glory. 

Pastor/Shepherd 

Somehow,  even  in  cultures 
that  know  nothing  of  sheep 


herding,  among  people  who 
never  saw  a  sheep,  the  bibli- 
cal analogy  of  God  as 
shepherd  and  God's  people  as 
sheep  is  a  popular  one.  Psalm 
23,  Isaiah  53:6, 
Ezekiel  34,  and  John 
10  speak  to  many  dif- 
ferent societies.  Per- 
haps the  most  com- 
pelling reason  is  that 
these  animals,  more 
than  other  creatures, 
are  dependent  on 
human  beings  to 
lead  them  to  sources 
of  food  and  drink, 
and  to  keep  them 
from  danger.  They 
easily  wander  away,  nibbling 
themselves  into  lostness,  not 
being  able  to  find  their  own 
way  back  to  the  shepherd  or 
the  sheepfold.  They  do  not 
share  the  cleverness  and 
resourcefulness  of  many 
other  animals.  They  are 
defenseless  and  completely 
dependent  upon  the  care  of 
their  shepherd,  who  charac- 
teristically knows  each  sheep 
by  name. 

Tending  the  Flock 

As  the  author  calls  on  the 
elders  in  charge  of  the  exiles 
to  do  their  duty  to  their  flocks, 
he  uses  a  word  that  had 
profound  meaning  for  Peter. 
When  he  writes,  "Tend  the 
flock  of  God,"  he  is  using  the 
same  verb  Jesus  had  used  in 
that  post-resurrection  break- 
fast when  the  Lord  gave  Peter 
the  three-fold  command  that 
recalled- the  disciple's  three- 
fold denial  of  Jesus.  (John 
21:16) 

The  elders  are  to  tend  the 
flock  of  God.  (I  Peter  5:2) 
The  sheep  do  not  belong  to  the 
elders,  even  though  the  elders 
do  have  special  responsibility 
as  under-shepherds.  The 
church  is  the  church  of  God. 

As  the  elders  do  their  duty, 
their  humility  is  to  be  evident. 
It  is  to  show  itself  (1)  in  the 
willingness  with  which  they 
work  (5:2),  (2)  in  the  eager- 
ness with  which  they  give 
their  services  without  being 
mercenary  (5:2),  and  (3)  in 
their  resisting  any  impulse 
(literally)  to  "lord  it  over" 
those  in  the  flock  (5:3).  They 
are  to  lead  not  just  my  precept 
but  by  example  (5:3),  and  they 
have  the  model  of  the  "chief 
Shepherd"  before  them  as 
they  tend  their  flocks. 

Humility  Before 
Each  Other,  Under 
God 

Humility  is  not  a  natural 
state  for  human  beings.  We 
are  not  born  with  it:  in  fact, 
we  are  born  yelling  for  atten- 
tion and  demanding  to  be  the 
center  of  our  world. 
Humility,  subordinating  our 
wants  to  those  of  others,  does 
not  come  easy  to  us.  The 
author  in  I  Peter  5:5  implies 
this  when  he  asks  the  readers 
to  "clothe  (themselves)... with 
humility  toward  one 
another."  It  takes  effort,  ac- 
tion, to  put  on  garments,  and 
the  root  of  the  word  for  "clothe 
yourselves"  refers  to  an  apron 
worn  by  slaves.  But  humility 
is  not  humiliation,  or  lack  of 
self-esteem,  as  is  evident  in 
our  Lord's  supreme  example 
of  humility  in  his  washing  the 


disciples'  feet  (John  13:1-15). 
Members  of  'the  flock  of  God" 
are  to  treat  each  other,  of 
whatever  age,  with  respect, 
with  dignity,  with  honesty, 
with  all  that  humility  means. 

What  makes  humility  pos- 
sible in  human  beings  is  the 
grace  of  God.  We  are  able  to 
be  humble  toward  one 
another  because  we  are  all 
"under  the  mighty  hand  of 
God."  This  expression  is  used 
over  and  over  in  the  Old  Tes- 
tament to  reassure  us  about 
where  true  authority  and 
power  are.  In  life,  in  death, 
we  are  all  in  the  hands  of  God. 
(See  Ex.  13:9;  Deut.  9:26) 
Further,  we  are  under  God's 
time  schedule.  "In  due  time" 
members  of  God's  flock"  will 
obtain  the  unfading  crown  of 
glory"  (5:4)  and  will  be  exalted 
(5:6). 

God  Cares 

The  invitation  in  I  Peter 
5:7  to  "cast  all  your  anxieties 
on  him,  for  he  cares  about 
you"  is  a  source  of  infinite 
relief.  It  is  an  echo  especially 
of  Psalms  55:22, 

"Cast  your  burden 

on  the  LORD 

and  he  will  sustain  you," 
but  its  promise  is  found  in 
many  places  in  the  Old  and 
New  Testaments.  It  is  the 
secret  of  Christian  serenity. 
"Anxieties"  refers  to  those  dis- 
tractions that  pull  us  in  dif- 
ferent directions,  keeping  us 
from  being  faithful  and 
tempting  us  to  doubt  God's 
good  intentions.  Both  the 
Psalmist  and  the  author  of  I 
Peter  tell  their  readers  to 
"cast"  their  worries  on  God: 
don't  hang  onto  them  but  toss 
them,  with  praise  and  with 
abandon.  How  are  we  to  do 
this?  That  comes  next. 

The  last  phrase  in  our 
Bible  study  for  this  year  is  a 
concise  summary  of  the 
gospel:  "{God!  cares  about 
you."  (I  Peter  5:7)  God  loves 
me;  therefore,  I  do  not  have  to 
worry. 

To  people  in  exile,  facing 
persecution,  this  encouraging 
letter  was  written.  Its  as- 
surance of  the  love  of  God 
evokes  joy  and  true  humility. 
Its  message  transcends  time 
and  calls  all  its  readers  to 
recommitment  to  "a  faith 
more  precious  than  gold." 

Conclusion 

Conclude  this  last  study  by 
following  the  "Stop  and  Dis- 
cuss" suggestions  on  p.  63  of 
the  study  book. 

Note:  The  last  verses  of  I 
Peter  5  were  included  in  the 
first  chapter  of  the  study 
guide,  under  "A  Letter  to  Ex- 
iles." 

Suggested  Activities 

1.  If  you  were  on  the  Pas- 
tor Nominating  Committee  of 
your  church,  to  what 
qualifications  would  you  give 
top  priority? 

2.  In  a  time  of  serious 
meditation,  go  through  the 
text  of  I  Peter  and  the  study 
guide,  A  FAITH  MORE  PRE- 
CIOUS THAN  GOLD,  asking 
the  question: 

What  has  God  been  trying 
to  say  to  me  through  this 
study? 


CARY,  N.C— The  board  of 
trustees  of  Glenaire,  the 
retirement  community  to  be 
built  in  Cary,  elected  two  new 
trustees  and  named  a  full- 
time  administrator  at  a  meet- 
ing on  Jan.  24. 

William  L.  Williams,  chair- 
man of  the  local  35-member 
board,  announced  the  election 
of  Fred  G.  Bond  of  Cary  and 
Durant  Vick  of  Raleigh. 
Bond,  a  former  Cary  mayor,  is 
the  chief  administrative  of- 
ficer of  the  Flu-Cured  Tobacco 
Stabilization  Corporation. 
Vick  is  vice  president  of  As- 
sociated Insurers  of  Raleigh. 
Both  have  had  active  roles  in 
the  Challenge  to  Care  capital 
campaign  for  Glenaire. 

Upon  the  recommendation 
of  the  board's  personnel  com- 
mittee chaired  by  Thomas  R. 
Howerton  of  Durham, 
Samuel  M.  Stone  was  moved 
from  interim  campaign  direc- 
tor to  a  permanent  position  as 
director  of  development  to 
oversee  administratively  all 
aspects  of  the  planning  and 
development  of  Glenaire. 

"This  enlarged  position," 
according  to  Howerton,  "in- 
cludes fundraising,  market- 
ing, and  other  administrative 
duties  leading  to  the  estab- 
lishment of  the  retirement 


community.  We  feel  very  for 
tunate  to  have  the  oenefit  o' 
Dr.  Stone's  experience  in 
development  and  manage- 
ment, together  with  the 
theological  training." 

In  December,  Presbyterian 
Homes,  Inc.  purchased  the 
twenty-eight  acre  site  for 
$1,200,230.  At  the  same  time 
an  office  was  established  ir 
the  Cary  professional  Center 
across  from  the  site  on  Kil- 
daire  Farm  Road,  and  the 
Winston-Salem  based  ar- 
chitectural firm  of  Calloway 
Johnson  Moore  was 
authorized  to  proceed  with 
preparation  of  working  draw- 
ings and  specifications. 

Construction  should  com- 
mence in  the  early  spring  of 

1991  with  the  cost  of  the  first 
phase  of  the  project  estimated 
at  $23  million.  It  is  expected 
that  the  facility  will  open  in 

1992  with  140  residential 
units  and  40  health  care  beds. 

A  formal  certificate  of  need 
for  the  health  care  facility 
was  granted  to  the  organiza- 
tion on  December  28,  1989  by 
the  North  Carolina  Depart- 
ment of  Human  Resources. 

The  Presbyterian  Homes, 
Inc.  is  a  nonprofit  corporation 
managed  by  an  independent 
Board  of  Governors. 


w 

Albemarle 


Full'Service 
Rental  &  Life  Care 
Retirement 
Living 


The  Reverend 
Harold  J.  Dudley,  D.D. 


"Twelve  months  ago,  Mrs.  Dudley  (Avis)  and  I  settled 
at  The  Albemarle.  It  is  a  Retirement  Community  'Par 
Excellence',  located  close  to  banks,  shops,  post  office, 
etc.  The  food  and  services  are  superior." 


For  additional  information  call  (919)  823-2799  or  mail 
this  form  to  The  Albemarle,  200  Trade  Street,  Tarboro, 
North  Carolina  27886. 


Name 


Address- 


City. 


State  &.  Zip 
Phone  


9  it  ' 

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Mary  B.  Sheats 


Page  12,  The  Presbyterian  News,  April  1990 

Resource  centers 


9(ezu^J-[o]pe(BresSyUrij 

April  1990  Sylvia  Goodnight,  Editor 

New  ministers  received 


New  ministers  received  at  the  fifth  stated  meeting  were 
the  Rev.  Bonnie  Kay  Pettijohn,  left,  and  the  Rev.  Stuart 
T.  Wilson,  right. 


The  Resource  Center  located 
at  the  Presbytery  of  New 
Hope  office  in  Rocky  Mount  is 
open,  and  you  may  check  out 
all  resources,  either  by  visit- 
ing the  center  or  by  calling. 
Resources  can  be  sent  or 
returned  by  mail. 

The  goal  of  the  Presbyter's 
committee  on  Resource 
Centers  has  been  to  set  up 
three  self-service  centers,  the 
first  of  which  has  already 
been  started  in  Rocky  Mount. 
Two  more  will  be  set  up  this 
year.  Onew  ill  be  in  First 
Church,  Kanston,  and  the 
other  at  University  Church, 
Chapel  Hill. 

Betty  Berghaus,  mod- 


Spring  is  in  the  air  and  sum- 
mer is  around  the  corner. 
Now  is  the  time  to  make  plans 
for  camp  this  summer.  The 
Presbytery  of  New  Hope  has 
several  different  types  of 
camps  to  offer. 

Located  on  Kerr  Lake,  20 
minutes  north  of  Henderson, 
is  Presbyterian  Point.  The 
lake  features  boating,  from 
the  experienced  power  boater 
to  the  peaceful  paddler.  Its 
blue-green  waters  also  make 
it  ideal  for  swimming  (in  the 
Point's  three  swim  areas), 
fishing  and  skiing. 

About  250  acres  of 
hardwoods,  meadows,  thick- 
ets, swamps  and  pine  forests 
offer  scenery  and  natural 
plant  and  animal  habitats. 
Camps  are  available  for 
handicapped  adults,  for 
grades  2  through  12,  and  with 
an  emphasis  in  canoeing,  and 
music  and  drama. 

Camp  New  Hope  is  north 
of  Chapel  Hill,  nestled  among 
165  acres  of  rolling  pine  and 
hardwood  forest.  This 
retreat/conference  center  has 
an  olympic-sized  pool,  two 
freshwater  lakes,  basketball 
and  volleyball  courts,  nature 
trails,  and  boasts  many  other 
recreational  facilities  for  in- 
dividuals, families,  and 
groups  of  150  or  more  in  the 
rustic  cabins  or  the  more  com- 
fortable guesthouses.  Camps 
are  offered  for  grades  2 
through  9. 

Camp  Albemarle  is  the 

Camp  Albemarle  ■ 


erator  of  the  Resource 
Centers  Committee,  has  al- 
ready relased  funds  to  First 
Church,  Kinston  for  painting 
and  carpet.  As  soon  as  that 
phase  is  completed,  the  book- 
cases and  resources  will  be 
moved  from  Greenville.  The 
committee  is  also  working 
toput  all  three  centers  on  the 
same  number  system. 

University  Church  in 
Chapel  Hill  will  begin  similar 
work  soon.  All  three  centers 
will  have  volunteers  to  mail 
resources  to  you. 

If  you  need  help  in  select- 
ing a  resource,  call  Marilyn 
Hein  at  the  Presbjd;ery  office 
(919-977-1440). 


Presbytery  of  New  Hope's 
coastal  camp,  located  on  the 
banks  of  the  Bogue  Sound, 
just  20  minutes  from  Atlantic 
Beach,  N.C.  The  beautiful 
waterfront  setting  affords 
campers  the  opportunity  to 
develop  sailing  skills  in  tidal 
waters,  and  the  chance  to  ex- 
plore a  coastland  estuary. 

Camp  Albemarle  provides 
an  opportunity  to  experience 
new  relationships  and  grow 
in  Christian  understanding 
by  living  in  a  close  Christian 
community  with  one  coun- 
selor for  every  6-8  campers. 
Daily  Bible  study,  devotions, 
and  creative  worship  ex- 
periences, along  with  swim- 
ming, basketball,  volleyball, 
crafts,  and  a  large  variety  of 
recreational  events  are  fea- 
tiu-ed. 

In  addition  to  the  regular 
7-day  camp.  Camp  Albemarle 
offers  a  3-day  experience  for 
first-time  campers  entering 
third  or  fourth  grade,  and  a 
9-day  experience  for  campers 
entering  seventh  through 
ninth  grades. 

For  more  information 
about  Presbyterian  Point  or 
Camp  New  Hope,  contact 
Outdoor  Ministries,  P.  O.  Box 
16295,  Chapel  Hill,  NC 
27516. 

For  more  information 
about  Camp  Albemarle,  con- 
tact the  Rev.  Michelle  Bur- 
cher.  Director,  P.  O.  Box  380, 
Greenville,  NC  27858,  (919) 
752-7240. 


The  fifth  stated  meeting  of  the 
Presbytery  of  New  Hope  was 
held  on  Satiu-day,  Feb.  17, 
1990  at  the  historic  site  of 
First  Presbyterian  Church  in 
Washington,  NC. 

When  Colonel  James  Bon- 
ner laid  out  the  town  of 
Washington  in  1776,  he  set 
aside  lot  number  50  at  the 
corner  of  Main  and  Bonner 
streets,  on  the  plot  of  the  town 
"For  the  public  use  of  said 
township  for  building  a 
church  on."  On  this  lot,  the 
first  church  building  in  the 
town  of  Washington  was 
erected  and  used  by  all 
religious  denominations  until 
1800,  when  a  Methodist 
church  known  as  Potts 
Chapel  was  erected. 

The  First  Presbyterian 
Church  of  Washington  was 
organized  in  that  building  on 
Saturday,  Aug.  9,  1823.  At  a 
meeting  of  Orange  Pres- 
bytery held  in  Raleigh  on 
November  4,  1823,  the 
Washington  congregation 
was  "received  as  a  regularly 
organized  church  and  en- 
rolled as  one  of  the  churches 
belonging  to  the  Presbjrtery." 

After  considering  relative 
costs  of  brick  and  wood  build- 
ings, it  was  determined  to 
erect  a  brick  building,  36  by 
46  feet.  On  the  7th  day  of 
August,  1924,  the  cornerstone 
of  the  bmlding  was  laid.  A 
plate  was  placed  under  the 
cornerstone  bearing  the  fol- 
lowing inscription: 

"The  cornerstone  of  the 
First  Presbyterian  Church  of 
Washington,  NC  erected  to 
the  worship  of  Almighty  God 
was  laid  on  the  7th  day  of 
August  A.D.  1824 — Peace  be 
within  my  walls." 

The  first  church  building 

Spring  junior 
high  retreat 

A  junior  high  spring  retreat  is 
planned  at  Camp  Albemarle 
for  April  6-8,  1990.  Registra- 
tion will  begin  on  Friday  eve- 
ning, and  then  it  will  be  time 
to  PARTY.  There  is  going  to 
be  a  Hawaiian  Luau  featuring 

ly  will  begin  with 
followed  by  a  time 
and  small  groups 
Rick  Hill.  There  will  be 
for  lots  of  fun,  and  even 
fire.  Don't  miss  this  spe- 
vent  sponsored  by  New 
Presbytery.    For  more 
nation,  contact  the  Rev. 
le  Murray. 


on  the  present  site,  four  years 
in  construction,  was  destined 
to  survive  only  four  decades. 
"Peace"  was  short-lived. 
Federal  troops  took  posses- 
sion of  the  town  in  May  1862, 
and  the  congregation  never 
occupied  the  church  after  that 
date,  for  it  was  burned  by  the 
Federals  as  they  evacuated 
the  town. 

At  a  meeting  on  Feb.  10, 
1867,  it  was  proposed  by  Mr. 
S.  R.  Fowle,  that  a  building 
committee  be  appointed  to 
take  the  necessary  steps 
toward  rebuilding  the  burned 
church  building. 

The  new  cornerstone  was 
laid  May  28,  1867.  The  new 
church  building  was  dedi- 
cated on  Feb.  24, 1871. 

The  present  building 
stands  as  a  monument  to  the 
fidelity  and  sacrificial  devo- 
tion of  a  small  but  con- 
secrated congregation  (num- 
bering 78),  who,  in  spite  of 
ruin  on  every  hand,  the 
devastation  and  poverty  con- 
sequent to  the  Civil  War, 
dared  to  undertake,  and 
under  the  guiding  hand  of 
Divine  Providence,  ac- 
complished, what  under  ex- 
isting circumstances  seemed 
a  Herculean  undertaking. 
The  work  was  completed  to 
the  glory  of  God,  and  through 
all  the  decades  following  has 
borne  fruitful  witness  to  the 
Gospel  of  the  Son  of  God. 

Currently,  First  Pres- 
byterian Church  of 
Washington  is  served  by  Dr. 
Jerry  D.  Bon.  Dr.  Bron  has 
been  pastor  there  since  1978. 

At  this  fifth  stated  meeting 
there  were  276  people  present 
with  93  ministers  and  122 
elders.  The  Rev.  H.  Edwin 
Pickard,  pastor  of  White 
Memorial  Presbyterian 
Church,  Raleigh  and  1989 
Moderator  of  Presbytery, 
called  the  meeting  to  order 
and  presided  briefly  until 


Mrs.  Minnie  Lou  Creech, 
Moderator  for  1990,  received 
the  gravel  from  Dr.  Pickard 
and  assumed  the  chair. 

Mrs.  Creech  is  an  elder  in 
the  Howard  Memorial  Pres- 
byterian Church,  Tarboro. 
Dr.  Pickard  was  given  a  pla- 
que of  appreciation  by  the 
Stated  Clerk. 

After  the  Presb)d;ery  heard 
the  report  of  the  stated  clerk,\ 
they  were  led  in  worship 
which  included  the  installa- 
tion of  staff.  The  staff  who 
were  installed  are: 

Executive  Presbyter/As- 
sociate for  Evangelism  and 
Church  Development  -  Rev. 
Alexander  McGeachy 

Associate  for  Congrega- 
tional Nurture  -  Ms.  Marilyn 
Hein 

Associate  for  Church  and 
Society  -  Rev.  Larry  Edwards 

Associate  for 
Finance/Treasurer  -  Mr. 
Charles  Noonan 

The  report  of  Council  was 
heard  and  the  annual  meet- 
ing of  the  Presbytery  of  New 
Hope  Corporation  was  held. 
The  Rev.  Alfred  Thomas,  ex- 
ecutive presbyter,  gave  a 
"State  of  the  Presbytery" 
report. 

The  Presbytery  also  ap- 
proved the  call  to  the  Rev. 
Bonnie  Kay  Pettijohn  as 
chaplain  of  North  Carolina 
Women's  Prison  and  ap- 
proved  the   call   of  Mt. 
Pleasant       Presbyterian  j 
Church,  Willow  Springs,  to  | 
the  Rev.  Stuart  T.  Wilson,  ef-  | 
fective  Feb.  1,  1990. 
>  Future  stated  meetings  of 
the  Presbjrtery  of  New  Hope 
will  be  as  follows: 

April  17,  1990  -  First  Pres- 
byterian, Wilson 

July  30-31,  1990  -  Peace 
College,  Raleigh  (overnight 
meeting) 

November  17,1990  -  First 
Presbjrterian,  Kinston. 

New  Hope  Presbytery  re- 
cently hosted  a  workshop 
entitled  "Birthing  New 
Churches."  Repre- 
sentatives from  four  area 
presbyteries  participated 
in  the  two-day  event  at  St. 
Giles  Presbyterian  Church 
in  Raleigh.  The  Rev.  Stan 
Wood,  left,  led  the 
workshop.  He  is  on  the  staff 
of  the  General  Assembly's 
Evangelism  and  Church 
Development  Ministry 
Unit. 


(All  grades  mean  grade  entering  fall  1990) 

Camp  # 

Dates 

Grades 

Camp  1 

Jime  17-23 

4-6 

Camp  2 

June  24-July  2 

7-9 

Camp  3 

July  5-7 

3-4* 

Camp  4 

July  8-14 

9-11 

Camp  5 

July  15-21 

4-6 

Camp  6 

July  22-28 

5-7 

Camp  7 

July  29-Aug.  4 

6-8 

Camp  8 

Aug.  5-11 

5-7 

*  limited  to  first-time  campers 

Sa 
breali 
of  sir 
with 
time 
abon 
cial  e 
Hope 
infon 
Geon 


Presbyterian  Point  and  Camp  New  Hope 


Seekers  (grades  2-5) 

June  10-15  PP 

June  17-22  PP 

June  24-29  PP 

July  1-3  PP 

July  15-20  PP 

July  22-27  PP 
July  29-Aug.  3  NH 

Voyagers 

(grades  6-8) 

June  10-15  PP 

June  17-22  PP 

June  24-29  PP 

July  5-13  PP 

<u'v  15-20  PP 


July  22-27  PP 
July  29-Aug.  3  NH 

Pathfinders 

(grades  9-12) 

June  10-15  PP 

June  24-29  PP 

July  5-13  PP 

July  15-20  PP 

Canoe  1  (flat  water) 
July  8-13  PP 


Canoe  2 

(white  water) 
July  22-27 


Counselors 
in  Training 

(must  be  age  15) 
June  17-July  13 

Appalachian 
Trail  Hike 

(grades  6  and  up) 
July  15-20 
(leave  from  NH) 

Music  &  Drama 

(grades  5-9) 
Aug.  5-10  NH 


NH 


Adult 

Handicapped 

June  3-8  PP 

Voyager 
Adventure 

(grades  6-8) 

June  17-22  PP 
July  8-13  PP 

Pathfinder  Adven- 
ture (grades  9-12) 
June  24-29  PP 

Ranger  Trip 

Aug.  5-18  NH 


Summer  camp  plans 


The  Presbyterian  News 

of  the  Synod  of  the  Mid-Atlantic 


New  Hope  Presbytery 
Presbytery  News 
see  page  1 2 


May  1990 


Vol.  LVI,  Number  4 


Richmond,  Virginia 


Statement  of  Faith,  medical  benefits 
expected  to  highlight  General  Assembly 


By  JERRY  L.  VAN  MARTER 
PCUSA  News  Service 

LOUISVILLE,  Ky.— When 
614  elected  commissioners  to 
the  Presbyterian  Church 
(U.S.A.)  annual  General  As- 
sembly gather  in  Salt  Lake 
City  May  29-June  6  they  are 
expected  to  take  one  more 
giant  step  in  a  long  process  to 
approve  a  new  statement  of 
faith  for  the  2.9  million-mem- 
ber denomination. 

The  former  northern  and 
southern  Presbyterian  Chur- 
ches, divided  since  the  Civil 
War,  reunited  in  1983.  One  of 
the  first  acts  of  the  moderator 


elected  that  year,  the  Rev.  J. 
Randolph  Taylor,  was  to  ap- 
point a  committee  to  develop  a 
new  statement  of  faith  for  the 
reunited  church. 

The  committee  presented 
its  draft  of  a  68-line  "Brief 
Statement  of  the  Reformed 
Faith"  to  the  1989  Assembly  in 
Philadelphia,  Pa.  After  review 
by  a  committee  of  that  As- 
sembly and  approval  by  the 
whole  body,  yet  another  com- 
mittee was  appointed  to  con- 
duct a  year-long  review  of  the 
document. 

The  1990  Assembly  will  be 
asked  to  approve  the  revised 
statement,  now  80  lines  long, 


Shepherdstown  Church  to  receive 
GA  ecumenical  service  award 


A  West  Virginia  church  will 
receive  an  ecumenical  ser- 
vice award  during  the  up- 
coming General  Assembly 
meeting  in  Salt  Lake  City. 

Shepherdstown 
(W.Va.)  Presbyterian 
Church  was  chosen  for 
recognition  by  the  PCUSA's 
Advisory  Committee  on 
Ecumenical  Relations. 

The  Shepherdstown  con- 
gregation was  instrumental 
in  developing  unusual 
cooperative  concepts  and 
ministries  among  eight 
local  congregations. 

The  church  maintains 
the  town's  only  welcome 
center  for  tourists  and 
visitors,  and  is  involved  in 


ministries  including  a  free 
food  pantry,  blood  pressure 
clinics,  and  emergency 
financial  aid. 

The  Rev.  Randall  W. 
Tremba,  minister  of 
Shepherdstown  Church, 
will  personally  receive  the 
award  from  Moderator  Joan 
SalmonCampbell  on  June  2. 
The  church  of  about  160 
members  is  in  Shenandoah 
Presbytery. 

Ecumenical  Service 
Recognitions  will  also  be 
given  to  Bethany  Pres- 
byterian Church  in 
Sacramento,  Calif.,  the 
Presbytery  of  Pittsburgh, 
and  the  Synod  of  the  North- 
east. 


and  forward  it  to  the  church's 
171  presbyteries  (regional 
deliberative  bodies)  for  their 
affirmative  or  negative  votes 
during  the  next  year.  Two- 
thirds  of  the  presbyteries  must 
vote  affirmatively  for  the 
process  to  continue. 

If  they  do,  the  1991  Assemb- 
ly will  conduct  a  final  review 
and  vote  on  the  statement. 
Final  approval  will  make  the 
statement  the  11th  confes- 
sional document  to  be  adopted 
by  the  Presbyterian  Church  in 
its  202-year  history.  The  last 
statement  to  navigate  the  ar- 
duous waters  to  approval  was 
the  northern  church's  "Confes- 
sion of  1967." 

In  the  mid-70s  the  southern 
church's  General  Assembly 
refused  to  approve  a  confes- 
sion entitled  "A  Declaration  of 
Faith."  However,  many  con- 
gregations found  the  declara- 
tion to  their  liking  and  it  has 
been  widely  used  in  the 
church.  Four  presbyteries 
have  submitted  overtures 
(resolutions)  to  the  1990  As- 
sembly, asking  that  the 
process  for  approval  be 
reinstituted  for  that  state- 
ment. 

Widely  predicted  to 
generate  the  most  debate  at 
this  year's  Assembly  is  a 
report  from  a  task  force  that 
has  been  studjdng  ways  to  res- 
cue the  denomination's  debt- 
ridden  major  medical  in- 
surance program  for  19,500 
church  employees,  mostly 
ministers.  The  plan,  in  which 

continued  on  page  9 


Massanetta  board  starts  cost,  process  study 


HARRISONBURG,  Va.— The 
reorganized  Massanetta 
Springs  Board  of  Trustees  has 
initiated  a  fact-  and  cost-find- 
ing process  regarding  re-open- 
ing the  conference  center. 

Wylie  Smith,  who  was 
elected  president,  said  the 
board  wants  to  know  what  it 
would  cost  and  what  the 
process  would  be  to  reopen  the 
center.  This  information  will 
then  be  forwarded  to  the  synod 
assembly  June  22-23  in 
Winston-Salem,  N.C. 

Smith,  pastor  of  Faith  Pres- 
byterian Church  in  Laurin- 
burg,  N.C,  said  she  felt  good 
about  the  combination  orien- 
tation retreat  and  business 
meeting  held  April  19-21. 

"There  was  a  feeling  of  una- 
nimity among  the  members. 
We  want  to  put  the  past  be- 


hind us  and  we  need  to  go  for- 
ward," she  said.  "We  want  to 
do  what's  best,  not  just  for 
Massanetta  Springs,  but  for 
the  whole  church,  the  synod 
and  even  the  General  Assemb- 

ly." 

She  cautioned  that  the 
board  has  not  yet  made  any 
decision  to  re-open  the  center. 

During  the  meeting  the 
board  officially  was  joined  by 
eight  new  members,  including 
Smith,  who  were  elected  by 
both  the  board  and  the  Synod 
Council  in  March.  Four  other 
members-elect  did  not  join  the 
board  for  personal  or  business- 
related  reasons. 

Those  who  will  not  be  on  the 
board  are  John  Dean  of 
Rehobeth,  Del.,  Jerold  Shetler 
of  Greensboro,  N.C,  Robert 
Philleo  of  Annandale,  Va.,  and 


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Two  replacement  trustees 
were  elected  by  the  Massanet- 
ta board,  pending  election  by 
the  Sjmod  Council  May  4-5. 
They  are  Nancy  Clark,  a  pas- 
tor from  Washington,  D.C, 
and  Roy  Martin,  a  pastor 
from  Wilmington,  Del. 

Smith  said  the  board  will 
request  that  synod  council  give 
it  another  four  or  five  names 
from  which  to  elect  the  two 
remaining  trustees.  "We  feel 
the  need  to  have  persons  with 
business  and  contracting  ex- 
perience on  the  board." 

In  addition  to  Smith  the 
board  elected  Carson  Rhyne 
as  vice  president,  Albert  L. 
Hedrich  as  secretary,  and 
Larry  Anthony  as  treasurer. 
Smith  succeeds  Margaret 
Carter  of  Charlottesville,  Va. 
as  president.  Rhyne,  a  pastor 
from  Stafford,  Va.,  was  re- 
elected to  another  term. 

Representing  the  synod  at 
the  orientation  session  was 
Associate  Executive  for  Mini- 
stries Rosalind  Banbury- 
Hamm.  The  session  included  a 
walking  tour  of  the  80-year-old 
hotel  facility,  which  has  been 
closed  since  fall  1988. 

The  next  board  meeting  will 
be  June  8-9  at  the  s3Tiod  office 
in  Richmond. 


Helen  Locklear  and  New  Hope  Chapel 

(Fayetteville  Observer/Times  photo  by  Dick  Blount) 

First  native  American 
woman  ordained  in  synod 


PEMBROKE,  N.C— The 
March  18  ordination  of  Helen 
Locklear  as  a  minister  of  the 
Word  and  Sacrament  was  a 
notable  event  for  several 
reasons. 

She  is  the  first  native 
American  woman  to  be  or- 
dained in  the  synod  and  the 
first  minority  candidate  to  be 
ordained  in  Coastal  Carolina 
Presbjrtery.  She  is  the  third 
native  American  woman  to  be 
ordained  by  the  Presbyterian 
Church  (U.S.A.). 

Besides  those  facts  there  is 
another  story  about  a  success- 
ful community  ministry  which 
Locklear  will  now  lead. 

The  ordination  service  was 
at  Red  Springs  (N.C.)  Pres- 
byterian Church,  which  Lock- 
lear will  serve  as  associate 
minister.  Much  of  her  time, 
however,  will  be  spent  at  New 
Hope  Chapel  in  Pembroke,  a 
community  ministry  operated 
by  Red  Springs  Church  for  the 
presbytery. 

New  Hope  resulted  from  an 
effort  by  the  Rev.  John  A. 
Robinson  Jr.  14  years  ago  to 
develop  a  Robeson  County 
community  ministry.  Robin- 
son, an  associate  for  what  was 
then  Fayetteville  Presbytery, 
asked  Locklear  to  help  begin  a 
worship  group,  which  first  met 
in  the  Tuscarora  tribal  office 
then  moved  into  the  chapel,  a 
former  Presbyterian  church. 

Locklear  served  as  ad- 
ministrative assistant  for  the 
ministry,  but  then  decided 
that  "there  was  more  for  me 
than  just  being  a  secretary." 
She  left  the  chapel  and  her 
hometown  to  attend  Austin 
Presbyterian  Theological 


Seminary  in  Texas,  where  she 
earned  a  master  of  divinity  de- 
gree. 

In  addition  to  Robinson, 
now  vice  president  for  develop- 
ment at  Barber-Scotia  College 
in  Concord,  N.C,  Locklear 
gives  credit  for  her  entrance 
into  the  ministry  to  Coastal 
Carolina  Executive  Presbyter 
William  Hatcher.  "He's  been 
with  me  from  day  one,"  she 
said.  Hatcher  was  a  trustee  for 
Austin  Seminary  during  her 
time  there,  so  he  was  able  to 
visit  and  encourage  his 
protege. 

The  chapel  program  has 
about  40  members  and  offers 
both  Sunday  school  and  Sun- 
day morning  worship.  Lock- 
lear said  she  plans  to  develop 
various  interest  groups  to  revi- 
talize the  church  building  and 
organize  literacy  and  after- 
noon programs  for  school 
children. 

"I  think  the  church  has  a 
presence,  not  only  on  Sunday 
morning,  but  seven  days  a 
week  in  the  community,"  said 
Locklear.  "While  that  is  taking 
place,  the  community  can  see 
how  the  church's  presence  can 
work  with  them  in  making 
things  happen." 

"To  my  knowledge,  this  is 
the  only  church-chapel 
relationship  that  exists  be- 
tween congregations  of  dif- 
ferent races  in  our  county," 
said  the  Rev.  Joseph  Welker 
Jr.,  minister  at  Red  Springs. 
In  an  area  known  for  racial 
tension — between  blacks, 
whites  and  native  Amer- 
icans— the  chapel  ?"epresents  a 
positive  relations]  I  •  ^  een 
races,  he  added. 


Page  2,  The  Presbyterian  News,  May  1990 

Bread  for  the  World  seeks  offerings  of  letters  to  fight  hunger 


Bread  for  the  World,  a  Christian 
hunger  movement  endorsed  by  the 
Presbyterian  Hunger  Program,  is  em- 
barking on  a  three-year  campaign  to 
end  the  arms  race,  promote  peaceful 
resolution  of  conflict,  and  redirect 
resources  toward  ending  hunger. 

Bread  for  the  World  President  Ar- 
thur Simon  said  the  campaign  will 
focus  on  "the  opportunity  the  President 
and  Congress  now  have  to  reduce 
defense  spending  and  meet  urgent 
human  needs,  such  as  feeding  the  12 
million  children  living  in  poverty  in  the 
United  States  and  the  40,000  children 
throughout  the  world  who  died  each 
day  from  hunger-related  causes." 

Key  to  the  effort  is  the  Harvest  of 
Peace  Resolution  introduced  by  U.S. 
Sen.  Mark  Hatfield  (Rep.,  Oregon)  and 
U.S.  Rep.  Matt  McHugh  (Dem.,  N.Y.). 
"The  resolution  speaks  to  the  historic 
opportunity  we  have  to  negotiate  an 
end  to  the  arms  race  and  reduce  world 
hunger,"  said  Simon. 


The  resolution  calls  on  Congress  to 
take  several  specific  steps,  such  as 
making  mutual  reductions  in  defense 
and  arms  spending,  encouraging 
peaceful  settlement  of  conflicts,  al- 
locating additional  funds  for  Third 
World  development  and  human  needs 
in  the  U.S.,  promoting  increased 
respect  for  human  rights  and  protect- 
ing the  environment. 

Simon  said  the  resolution  will  lead 
to  a  change  in  national  priorities  so 
that  more  adequate  funding  can  be  al- 
located to  domestic  social  programs.  It 
will  also  call  the  nation  to  reverse  its 
"destructive  trend"  of  foreign  aid, 
decreasing  military  programs  and  in- 
creasing those  that  fight  hunger  and 
poverty. 

"Our  big  task  is  to  mobilize  support," 
said  Simon.  "We  want  to  get  literally 
hundreds  of  thousands  of  letters  into 
Congress  on  this  campaign.  If  people 
get  excited  about  this  and  work  on  it  we 
truly  have  a  chance  to  turn  the  tide 


against  hunger  and  poverty." 

Presbjd;erians  helped  found  Bread 
for  the  World  and  approximately  15 
percent  of  its  membership  is  Pres- 
byterian. Its  Covenant  Church  Pro- 
gram includes  157  Presbj^erian  chur- 
ches, said  Simon. 

Bread  for  the  World  is  asking  con- 
gregations to  make  an  "Offering  of  Let- 
ters" to  Congress  in  support  of  the 
resolution.  Instead  of  money,  this  offer- 
ing gathers  letters  written  to  one's 
Congressional  representatives,  urging 
them  to  support  the  Harvest  of  Peace 
Resolution. 

Gail  McKinnis,  a  member  of  the 
Church  of  the  Reconciliation  in 
Chapel  Hill,  N.C.,  said  that  her 
church  recently  contributed  an  "offer- 
ing" of  33  letters  to  the  campaign. 

For  more  information  about  the 
resolution  or  Bread  for  the  World,  call 
or  write  Katherine  Smith,  802  Rhode 
Island  Ave.  NE,  Washington,  DC 
20018,  (202)  269-0200. 


This  African  child  faces  starvation 
because  military  conflict  makes  it 
impossible  to  raise  and  distribute 
food. 


PBS  series  highlights  world  hunger 


PCUSA  News  Service 

LOUISVILLE,  Ky.— A  coalition  of  22 
religious  groups,  including  the  Pres- 
byterian Church  (U.S.A.)  is  urging 
television  viewers  to  tune  in  to  a  four- 
part  series  of  programs  on  the  complex 
problem  of  alleviating  world  hunger. 

The  series,  Local  Heroes,  Global 
Change,  premieres  nationwide  on 
PBS  May  7,  and  continues  the  follow- 
ing three  Mondays. 

The  programs,  featuring  break- 
through development  programs  in  the 
Third  World,  were  prepared  for  PBS  by 
World  Development  Productions  of 
Boston.  Faye  Asquith  of  Chicago, 
chair  of  the  Interreligious  Coalition  for 
Breakthrough  on  Hunger,  said,  "This 
is  the  first  time  in  memuory  that  mem- 
bers of  the  faith  communities  — Roman 
Catholics,  Protestants,  Jews  —  have 
rallied  behind  a  PBS  program." 

"Local  Heroes,  Global  Change" 
travels  to  such  diverse  locations  as 
South  Asia,  the  Andean  highlands,  the 
Caribbean,  western  and  southern 
Africa,  the  halls  of  the  U.S.  Congress 


The 
presbyterian 
News 


Published  monthly  by  the 
Synod  of  the  Mid-Atlantic, 
Presbyterian  Church,  (U.S.A.) 

John  Sniffen,  Editor 

Carroll  Jenkins, 
Publisher 

Mailing  Address: 
P.O.  Box  27026 
Richmond,  VA  23261 

Phone: 
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USPS  No.  604-120 

Vol.  LVI 
May  1990 

April  1990  circulation 
159,840 


and  the  world  trade  talks  in  Geneva, 
Switzerland.  Each  episode  examines  a 
different  angle  of  the  gap  between  in- 
dustrial powers  and  developing  na- 
tions and  how  governments  and  local 
communities  around  the  world  are 
working  to  bridge  that  gap. 

*May  7,  "With  Our  Own  Eyes"— 
Visits  projects  in  Indonesia  and 
Bangladesh  where  modern  technology 
is  being  adapted  to  local  areas  and  is 
involving  local  persons  as  partners  in 
its  utilization. 

*May  14,  "ii^ainst  the  Odds"— 
Spends  a  day  in  the  life  of  Kwesi 
Botchwey,  finance  minister  of  Ghana, 
as  he  struggles  with  the  international 
economic  and  political  forces  that  help 
and  hinder  the  economic  progress  of 
his  country.  The  program  also  visits 
the  halls  of  the  U.S.  Congress  and  the 
machinations  surrounding  the  alloca- 
tion of  foreign  aid  to  nations  such  as 
Ghana. 

*May  21,  "Power  to  Change"— 

Looks  at  community  development  ef- 
forts in  northwest  India,  Bolivia  and 
Zimbabwe  and  how  those  communities' 
leaders  work  with  governmental 
policy-makers  to  bring  needed  resour- 
ces to  local  programs. 

*May  28,  "The  Global  Connec- 
tion"— Explores  the  economic  factors 
impacting  farmers  in  Colorado, 
Jamaica,  Bolivia  and  Ghana  and  how 
the  future  of  those  communities  are 
deeply  connected  by  the  global 
economy  in  ways  they  don't  realize. 

The  coalition  urged  local  church 
groups  to  watch  and  discuss  each  pro- 
gram in  the  series.  A  study  booklet, 
media  kit  and  video  cassette  resource 
are  available  for  $10  from  Alterna- 
tives/Coalition, P.O.  Box  429,  Ellen- 
wood,  GA  30049,  (404)  961-0102. 

In  calling  upon  "all  people  of  faith" 
to  tune  in,  Asquith  commented,  "This 
series  can  help  us  all  to  look  at  the 
future  of  our  planet  with  reality  and 
hope." 


Commentary 


Shenandoah  Presbytery  reports 
successful  Two-Cents  program 


By  KAY  GOODMAN 

Hunger  Enabler,  Shenandoah  Presbytery 

From  January  through  December  of 
1989,  the  churches  of  Shenandoah 
Presbytery  participating  in  the  Two- 
Cents-a-Meal  Program  contributed 
over  $100,000  in  response  to  the  Bibli- 
cal mandate  "to  do  what  is  just,  to  show 
mercy  and  constant  love." 

The  churches,  working  with  the 
Hunger  Committee  and  its  enabler, 
strove  to  coordinate  this  generous 
response  in  alleviating  the  hunger  of 
their  sisters  and  brothers  both  at  home 
and  abroad.  The  primary  tool  that  was 
utilized  to  achieve  this  goal  was  the 
Two-Cents-a-Meal  project. 

The  project,  initiated  by  the  Hunger 
Program  of  the  Presbyterian  Church 
(U.S.A.),  is  an  adjustment  of  one's  life- 
style by  reducing  the  amount  of  food 
consumed  and  contributing  two  cents 
each  meal  as  an  additional  offering  for 
the  hungry. 

Some  churches  receive  this  offering 
as  a  special  part  of  their  worship  ex- 
perience. Other  contribute  on  a  month- 
ly basis.  Still  others  use  their  own  style 
and  resources  to  make  the  offering 
more  meaningful. 

Since  1983  Shenandoah  Presbytery 
has  utilized  the  Two-Cents-a-Meal 
project  to  educate  the  churches,  pro- 
vide direct  food  relief  in  the  presbytery, 
secure  developmental  assistance  for 
Operation  Hunger  in  South  Afinca,  in- 
tegrate public  policy  advocacy  into  the 
ministries  of  the  churches,  and  offer 
alternatives  to  increase  integrity  in 
lifestyle. 


Each  year  more  churches  par- 
ticipate and  each  year  the  project 
grows.  Sixty-five  percent  of  each  offer- 
ing goes  to  Operation  Hunger,  a  pro- 
gram for  self-development  focusing  on 
two  impoverished  villages  in  South 
Africa.  Twenty-five  percent  stays 
within  the  bounds  of  the  presbytery 
and  is  used  locally  to  combat  hunger  on 
the  domestic  level  through  local 
church-sponsored  projects:  volimteer 
meals  on  wheels,  food  pantries,  home- 
less shelters,  community  action 
programs,  and  educational  assistance 
are  some  to  of  the  projects  spawned  by 
Two-Cents-a-Meal.  Ten  percent  of  the 
offering  goes  toward  administrative 
purposes,  which  include  a  bi-monthly 
newsletter  to  keep  the  presbytery  in- 
formed about  hunger  issues. 

As  we  enter  another  year,  on  the 
brink  of  a  new  decade,  those  participat- 
ing in  the  Two-Cents-a-Meal  project  in 
Shenandoah  Presbytery  remain  ex- 
cited and  continue  to  be  challenged 
with  the  work  that's  ahead. 

Because  there  are  people 
everywhere  who  are  hungry  and  home- 
less, our  project  will  continue.  Every 
church  that  participates  in  "Two 
Cents"  has  the  "audacity  to  believe" 
that  we  really  are  changing  the  world. 

No  greater  task  faces  our  presbjdiery 
or  denomination,  or  the  entire  Body  of 
Christ.  No  challenge  is  more  deserving 
of  our  every  effort  and  energy. 

On  behalf  of  the  churches  of  Shenan- 
doah Presb5^ery,  its  Hunger  Commit- 
tee and  Hunger  Action  Enabler,  I  say, 
"Thank  you!  Let's  go  for  $200,000  in 
1990!" 


Charlotte  reader  supports  Harvest  of  Peace  Resolution 


As  a  subscriber  to  The  Presbyterian 
News,  I  want  to  make  you  aware  of 
current  legislation  in  the  Senate  and 
House  which  is  important  to  all  of  us 
involved  in  the  field  of  human  mini- 
stries. 

Senator  Mark  Hatfield  has  intro- 
duced a  piece  of  legislation  called  the 
Harvest  of  Peace  Resolution  which 
may  have  great  impact  on  the  way 
funds  are  diverted  for  domestic 
programs  in  the  years  ahead.  The  Har- 
vest of  Peace  Resolution  was  drafted  by 
Bread  for  the  World  president  Art 
Simon.  BFW  is  actively  lobbying  on 
behalf  of  this  landmark  legislation. 


Many  Presbyterian  Churches  are 
covenant  churches  with  BFW,  but 
others  will  not  want  to  miss  out  on 
notifying  their  members  of  Congress  of 
their  support. 

I  am  enclosing  an  excerpt  from  the 
Congressional  Record  dated  Feb.  6, 
1990  along  with  a  copy  of  the  resolution 
itself  Congressman  Matt  McHugh  in- 
troduced the  same  legislation  in  the 
house.  There  are  currently  30  cospon- 
sors  for  the  legislation.  WE  NEED 
MORE! 

Please  make  your  readers  aware  of 
this  important  piece  of  legislation  and 
encourage  them  to  make  telephone 


calls  and  send  telegrams  or  letters  to 
their  state  representatives  in  both 
branches  of  the  legislature.  Any 
Senator  can  be  addressed  at  the  U.  S. 
Senate,  Washington,  DC  20510. 
Remind  readers  to  include  the  resolu- 
tion numbers  in  their  correspondence. 

A  number  of  organizations  have  en- 
dorsed this  legislation  and  their  names 
also  appeared  in  the  Record.  The  Pres- 
byterian  Hunger  Program,  Pres- 
byterian Church  (U.S.A.)  was  one  of 
these. 

Pamela  W.  Adams 
Charlotte,  N.C. 


Dr.  Andar  Ismail 


Sara  Juengst 


John  Sharp 


Montreat  Global  Mission  Conference  is  July  22-28 


The  1990  Global  Mission  Con- 
ference of  the  Presbyterian 
Church  (U.S.A.)  will  be  held 
July  22-28  at  Montreat,  N.C. 

According  to  Co-Directors 
Harry  ("Pete")  and  Martha 
Jane  Petersen,  the  conference 
will  be  an  inclusive  one.  "Our 
theme,"  say  the  Petersens,  "is 
Witness  among  the  Nations. 
This  means  crossing  the  boun- 
daries between  faith  and  un- 
faith.  It  means  that  the  U.S.A. 
is  also  a  mission  field." 

Dr.  Andar  Ismail,  profes- 
sor of  Christian  education  at 
Jakarta  Theological  Seminary 
of  Indonesia,  will  be  the 
keynote  speaker.  The  Rev. 
Sara  Juengst,  director  of  con- 
tinuing education  at  Columbia 
Theological  Seminary,  will 
serve  as  worship  leader.  Music 
leader  will  be  the  Rev.  John 
Sharp,  chaplain  at  Rabun 
Gap-Nacoochee  School  in 
Georgia. 

Sally  Campbell-Evans 
will  direct  special  activities  for 
youth.  Syngman  Rhee,  Gary 
Demarest,  Paul  Eckel  and 
Dick  Junkin  will  lead  ac- 


Self-development 
funds  available 
through  synod 

Funds  for  self-development 
projects  within  the  synod  are 
now  available,  but  applica- 
tions must  be  made  soon,  ac- 
cording to  Wayne  Moulder, 
synod  associate  executive  for 
partnership  ministries. 

The  synod's  Self-Develop- 
ment of  People  committee  was 
certified  by  the  national  com- 
mittee in  March,  giving  it  little 
time  to  use  its  allocated  1990 
funds  by  the  June  15  deadline. 

The  self-development  pro- 
gram seeks  to  assist  poor,  op- 
pressed and  disadvantaged 
people  who  initiate,  control 
and  benefit  directly  from 
projects  which  promote  long- 
term  change  in  their  lives  and 
communities. 

A  proposal  for  a  self- 
development  grant  must: 

— include  a  statement  of  the 
needs  which  the  project  will 
address; 

— be  initiated  by,  and  from 
within,  a  community  of  need; 

— offer  true  self-develop- 
ment and  not  support  projects 
which  promote  the  use  of 
violence  as  an  instrument  of 
policy; 

— describe  in  detail  its  goals 
and  objectives  and  the 
methods  used  to  achieve  them; 

— describe  fully  the  resour- 
ces known  to  be  available  to 
support  the  proposal; 

— contain  a  financial  plan; 
and 

— specify  how  progress 
toward  the  stated  goals  and 
objectives  will  be  measured. 


tivities  for  missionaries  and 
internationals. 

The  conference  schedule  in- 
corporates worship,  Bible 
study,  conversations  with  in- 
ternationals and  more  than  24 
practical  workshops.  There 
will  also  be  free  time  for 
leisure  activities. 

A  traditional  part  of  the 
Montreat  Global  Missions 
Conference  is  the  Youth 
Caravan  to  the  event.  Pearl 
Watterworth  of  Springfield, 
W.  Va.,  the  synod-wide  coor- 
dinator for  the  Caravan,  can 
be  reached  at  (304)  822-5324. 
Interested  youth  or  sponsors 


may  also  check  with  their 
presbytery  Global  Mission 
contacts  for  local  plans. 

During  this  conference, 
missionaries,  seminary  and 
Presbyterian  School  of  Educa- 
tion students,  and  candidates 
under  the  care  of  PCUSA  pres- 
byteries will  receive  a  50  per- 
cent reduction  in  the  regular 
registration  fee. 

For  more  details  and  a  con- 
ference brochure,  contact  the 
Montreat  Conference  Center 
Program  Office,  P.O.  Box  969, 
Montreat,  NC  28757;  or  call 
(704)  669-2911  or  FAX  (704) 
669-2779. 


The  Presbyterian  News,  May  1990,  Page  3 

Churches  responding  to 
Mother's  Day  offering 


Members  of  the  Mother's  Day 
Offering  Committee  report  a 
large  number  of  churches  are 
responding  to  the  Mother's 
Day  Offering  information. 

The  1990  offering  is  spon- 
sored for  the  first  time  by  the 
Mid-Atlantic  Association  of 
Ministries  with  Older  Adults 
(MAAMOA).  It  will  benefit  the 
broad-based  ministries  with 
older  Presbyterians  as  well  as 
the  synod-related  residential 
and  health  care  institutions  of 
the  Synod  of  the  Mid-Atlantic 
(Sunnyside  Presbyterian 
Home,  Inc.,  The  Presb3^erian 
Homes,  Inc.  of  North  Carolina, 
and  Westminster  Pres- 
byterian Homes,  Inc.). 

This  year's  offering  is  uni- 
que because  it  represents  a 
cooperative  effort  of 
MAAMOA  and  its  member  in- 
stitutions to  work  toward  a 
common  goal:  to  benefit  older 
persons  who  reside  in  residen- 
tial and  health  care  institu- 
tions as  well  as  the  majority  of 
older  Presbyterians  living  in 
the  communities  throughout 
the  synod. 


It  has  been  estimated  that 
up  to  three  times  the  number 
of  persons  actually  residing  in 
residential  and  health  care  in- 
stitutions (about  5%)  need  this 
kind  of  care  and  are  not  receiv- 
ing it.  The  85-1-  age  group  is 
the  fastest-growing  category 
of  the  population,  and  is  the 
group  most  likely  to  ex- 
perience the  need  for  residen- 
tial and  health  care  facilities, 
said  Jan  McGilliard,  enabler 
with  older  adults. 

One  of  MAAMOA's  goals  is 
to  assist  in  providing  affor- 
dable care  environments  for 
persons  who  need  and  want 
them.  Another  goal  of  the  as- 
sociation is  to  develop  and  en- 
courage the  use  of  a  wide 
range  of  ministries  with  older 
adults  that  will  enable  and 
empower  older  persons  to  live 
life  to  the  fullest. 

Participation  in  this  year's 
Mother's  Day  Offering  will 
make  a  difference  in  the 
ability  of  MAAMOA  to  carry 
out  its  goals.  For  further  in- 
formation, contact  McGilliard 
at  (703)  953-1366. 


estyour 


WILL  power. 

Do  you  know  whether  these 
statements  are  TRUE  or  FALSE? 


Mark  each  of  the  following  statements  T  for  True,  or  F  for  False,  in  the  box  at  its  right. 


1 

3, 

4. 
5. 


If  a  husband  does  not  have  a  will 
and  therefore  dies  "intestater  state 
law  will  give  his  wife  all  of  the  estate. 


If  you  die  "intestate"  while  your 
children  are  minors,  state  law  will 
divide  your  estate  among  them. 


When  you  leave  no  will,  the  state 
automatically  appoints  a  social 
worker  and  a  bank  as  guardians  of 
your  minor  children. 


Whoever  is  appointed  guardian  for 
your  minor  children  has  complete 
say-so  in  taking  care  of  them  and 
their  affairs. 


You  can  disinherit  your  spouse  if 
you  wish  to. 


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8. 
9. 


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Children  not  mentioned  in  your  will 
are  excluded  from  an  inheritance. 


Lacking  a  will,  your  state  will  take 
all  of  your  property. 


A  handwritten  will,  unwitnessed, 
cannot  be  valid. 


Wills  never  require  more  than  two 
witnesses. 


It  is  expensive  to  have  a  law- 
yer draw  up  your  will. 

See  page  9  for  answers. 


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Vol.  VII,  No.  4 


May  1990 


Lisa  S.  Crater,  Editor 


Staff  helps  March  of  Dimes 


Family  and  Child  Develop- 
ment Center  (FCDC)  staff  par- 
ticipated in  the  March  of 
Dimes  Walk  America  on 
March  31  in  Statesville,  NC. 

Edith  R.  Harmon,  a  teacher 
in  the  two-year-old's  room, 
was  team  captain  of  over  20 
full-time  and  part-time  staff 
who  collected  $553  for  the  9- 
mile  walk-a-thon. 

Mrs.  Harmon  said  that  she 
read  a  brochure  from  the 
March  of  Dimes  to  the  staff 
which  listed  North  Carolina  as 
having  the  highest  infant  mor- 
tality rate  and  a  high  number 
of  birth  defects.  All  of  the  staff 
love  children  so  much  that, 
after  hearing  these  facts,  they 
just  had  to  help. 

The  parents  of  children  at 
the  FCDC  were  very  inter- 
ested in  sponsoring  staff  to 
walk.  It  was  good  for  them 
and  their  children  to  see  the 
staff  making  such  a  team  ef- 
fort to  raise  money  for  a  wor- 
thy cause. 

The  FCDC  even  challenged 
other  day  care  centers  in  the 
county  to  participate  in  the 
walk-a-thon  and  see  which 
center  could  raise  the  most 
money,  but  received  no 
response. 

Bill  Ingram,  assistant 
director  of  the  Pre-Adolescent 
Center,  and  Mike  J.,  a  former 
resident  of  the  Pre-Ad.,  ran  the 
nine  miles  of  the  walk-a-thon. 

Adolescent  Center  Residen- 
tial Counselor  Mary  Sherrill 
and  one  girl  from  Goodman 
Cottage  also  participated  in 
Walk  America. 


(L  to  R)  Edith  Harmon,  Kim  Mitcham,  Fran  Oliver,  and 
Jackie  Hayes  were  four  of  the  FCDC  staff  to  collect 
money  for  the  March  of  Dimes  Walk  America. 


...Or  SO 

it  seems 

Earle  Frazier,  ACSW 
Executive  Director 

A  recent  newsletter  for  payroll 
managers  stated  that  of  the 
jobs  available  in  the  near  fu- 
ture, 80  percent  will  require 
more  than  a  high  school  educa- 
tion, whereas  only  74  percent 
of  Americans  graduate  from 
high  school.  Of  the  74  percent, 
only  two-thirds  have  the  skills 
to  enter  the  workforce. 

An  educator  recently  noted 
that  60  percent  of  high  school 


graduates  could  not  write  a 
decent  sentence  -  much  less  a 
correct  one. 

We  are  giving  our  children 
and  grandchildren  an  enor- 
mous national  debt.  We  are 
not  giving  them  the  means  to 
pay  it. 


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1.  Alexander  Building  (Shoe  Shop) 

2.  Annie  Louise  Cottage 

3.  Elementary  School  (New  School) 

4.  Howard  Cottage 

5.  Jennie  Gilmer  Cottage 

6.  Lee's  Cottage 

7.  Little  Joe's  Presbyterian  Church 

8.  Lottie  Walker  Woman's  Building 
McNair  (Old  School  Building) 
Rumple  Hall  (Dining  Hall) 
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Stowe  Baby  Cottage 
Synod's  Cottage 
Boyd  Cottage 
Burrough  Office  Building 
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Group  learns  about  Barium  Alumni  News 


On  March  19,  about  20  Pres- 
byterians met  at  Myers  Park 
Presbyterian  Church  in  Char- 
lotte to  find  out  more  about 
Barium  Springs  Home  for 
Children. 

Reade  Baker,  director  of  de- 
velopment, welcomed  every- 
one to  the  7  p.m.  meeting  and 
Earle  Frazier,  BSHC's  execu- 
tive director,  gave  a  brief  his- 
tory of  child  care,  including  the 
evolution  of  institutional 
children's  services. 

A  new  slide  presentation 
describing  the  home's  services 
was  shown,  followed  by  a  ques- 
tion and  answer  period.  After 
that,  Mr.  Baker  described  the 
"Barium  Messenger"  program. 

The  program  is  an  effort  to 
create  better  communication 
between  the  Presbyterian 
Churches  in  North  Carolina 
and  the  home,  which  is  a  Pres- 
byterian synod  agency.  A 
"Messenger"  (a  volunteer  from 
each  church)  would  relay  in- 
formation between  the  church 
and  the  home  through  a  re- 
gional volunteer  coordinator. 

Ms.  Katie  Clawson,  the  re- 
gional volunteer  coordinator 
for  the  Barium  Messenger 
Program  in  the  Charlotte 
area,  was  at  the  meeting  to 
give  a  more  detailed  descrip- 
tieii  of  her  position  and  of  the 
dxities  of  a  messenger. 


As  a  regional  volunteer 
coordinator,  Ms.  Clawson  will 
assist  the  home  in  finding  vo- 
lunteers in  the  Charlotte  area 
churches  to  become  mes- 
sengers and  will  be  the  liaison 
between  those  messengers 
and  the  home. 

Duties  of  a  messenger  in- 
clude informing  the  church  of 
the  home's  purpose  and  ac- 
tivities, communicating  the 
needs  of  families  from  the 
church  to  the  home,  and  help- 
ing the  home  distribute 
materials  to  the  church  for  the 
annual  Thanksgiving  Offer- 
ing. 

There  is  a  great  need  for 
better  communication  to  and 
from  Presbyterians  across  the 
state  as  to  how  the  home  can 
better  assist  North  Carolina's 
youth  and  families.  The  slide 
presentation  is  available  to 
any  church  group  or  organiza- 
tion that  wishes  to  use  it. 
During  the  home's  centennial 
year  in  1991,  several  area  con- 
ferences around  the  state  will 
be  scheduled. 

If  you  would  like  to  have 
someone  come  and  speak  to 
your  group  about  the  home's 
services  or  the  Barium  Mes- 
senger Program,  or  to  present 
the  slide-show,  call  704-872- 
4157  and  ask  for  Reade  Baker, 
director  of  development. 


Members  of  the  Alumni  As- 
sociation met  at  the  Alumni 
Museum  on  March  21  for 
liuich  in  Troutman.  Forty-six 
were  present.  They  will  meet 
again  at  the  Museum  on  May 
16  around  10  a.m. 

Mr.  and  Mrs.  George  Cheek 
Freeman  (Class  of  1935)  will 
celebrate  their  48th  Wedding 
Anniversary  on  May  16.  Con- 
gratulations to  you  both! 


Slide  show 
available 

The  12-minute  Barium 
Springs  Home  for  Children 
slide-show  is  available  to 
church  groups,  or  other  inter- 
ested groups,  on  request. 

A  member  of  the  staff  will 
gladly  come  to  your  church  or 
organization  to  discuss  the 
Home's  activities  and  answer 
any  questions. 

Call  Reade  Baker,  Direc- 
tor of  Development,  at 
704/872-4157  to  schedule  a 
presentation  at  your  Sunday 
night  suppers,  meetings  of 
the  Women  of  the  Church 
and  Men's  Bible  Classes, 
Simday  School  classes,  etc. 
You  need  to  see  this  ministry 
in  action  to  fully  understand 
its  service  to  families  and 
children  in  need. 


Lib  Gregory  celebrated  her  15th  year  at  the  Family  and 
Child  Development  Center  on  March  21,  1990.  She  was 
presented  with  a  dozen  yellow  roses  and  a  gift  certificate 
for  Belk's. 


In  Memory — In  Honor 

Barium  Springs  Home  for  Children 


Donor  

Address . 


IN  MEMORY— IN  HONOR 

My  gift  of  $  

I  wish  to  Honor   

Name  of  Honoree  or  Deceased 


.  is  enclosed 
 Remember 


Address  

On  the  occasion  of  

Date  of  death  if  applicable. 

Survivor  to  notify  

Address  


Relationship  of  survivor  to  honoree. 


Mail  to:  P.O.  Box  1,  Barium  Springs,  NC  28010 


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9{eius  in  ^rief 


Pocket  Presbjrterian  Church  of  Sanford,  N.C.  observed 
its  100th  anniversary  on  May  2  with  an  "old-fashioned  dress  up" 
complete  with  ice  cream  and  birthday  cake.  Synod  vice 
moderator  Dr.  John  MacLeod  was  guest  speaker  for  the  centen- 
nial service  on  Sunday,  May  6.  Special  music  was  performed  by 
the  choir  and  youth  choir  chimes.  Burwell  J.  Shore  is  pastor  of 
Pocket  Church. 

First  Presbyterian  Church  of  Kannapolis,  N.C. 

celebrated  the  10th  anniversary  of  its  Community  Lunch  and 
Worship  Service  on  March  14.  The  almost-every  Wednesday 
event  averages  about  75  persons,  about  half  of  whom  are  not 
Presbyterians,  according  to  the  Rev.  Eldon  Wadsworth,  pas- 
tor. Lunch  is  served  family  style,  followed  by  a  20-minute  service 
in  word  or  song  led  by  a  local  pastor  or  lay  person.  The  program's 
main  purpose  is  to  offer  a  time  of  spiritual  refreshment  in  the 
middle  of  the  week  for  people  working  downtown,  those  who 
work  second  shifts  and  retirees,  said  Wadsworth.  Viola  Jarrett 
has  supervised  the  lunch  preparations  since  1985. 

Three  Chopt  Presbyterian  Church  of  Richmond,  Va. 

celebrated  its  25th  anniversary  and  dedicated  its  new  sanctuary 
on  March  24  and  25.  The  Rev.  Joe  Sandifer,  the  church's  first 
called  pastor,  was  featured  speaker  at  the  anniversary  celebra- 
tion. The  Rev.  W.  Alfred  Tisdale  Jr.,  the  current  pastor,  led 
the  dedication  service,  with  assistance  from  Associate  Pastor 
Stephen  G.  Earl  and  the  Rev.  William  S.  Morris,  executive 
presbyter  for  the  Presbytery  of  the  James. 

Woodville  Presbyterian  Church  of  Richmond,  Va. 

celebrated  25  years  under  the  pastorship  of  the  Rev.  Nathan 
Dell  in  April  with  a  series  of  worship  services  and  a  banquet. 

On  Palm  Simday  the  congregation  of  Thyne  Memorial 
Presbyterian  Church  in  Chase  City,  Va.  honored  Elder 
Robert  W.  Puryear  Sr.,  who  served  as  clerk  of  session  from 
March  1953  to  November  1989 

Neil  Houk  of  Durham,  N.C.  was  one  of  the  leaders  of  CAM- 
CON  at  the  Religious  Communications  Congress  in  Nashville, 
Tenn.,  April  18-22.  The  Presbyterian  Church  (U.S.A.)  joined 
eight  other  denominations  in  sponsoring  the  annual  conference 
for  church  computer  users. 

The  Rev.  Marinda  Harris  was  installed  March  1  as  chaplain 
at  Stillman  College  in  Tuscaloosa,  Ala.  Harris  received  her 
master  of  divinity  degree  from  the  Interdenominational 
Theological  Center  in  Atlanta,  and  a  master  of  arts  degree  in 
Christian  Education  from  the  Presbyterian  School  of  Christian 
Education  in  Richmond,  Va. 

Staffing  of  the  Presbytery  of  the  James  is  nearly  complete 
with  the  addition  of  two  associate  executives  who  began  work 
shortly  after  Easter.  Marge  Shaw,  church  educator  at  Bon  Air 
Presbjrterian  Church,  Richmond,  Va.,  will  become  associate 
executive  in  education.  The  Rev.  Warren  J.  Lesane  Jr.,  pastor 
of  New  Covenant  Presbyterian  Church,  Sumter,  S.C.,  will  be- 
come associate  executive  in  church  development. 

Ten  youths  at  Highland  Presbyterian  Church  in  Fayet- 
teville,  N.C.  have  memorized  and  recited  the  Catechism  for 
Young  Children.  They  are  Sarah  Sigmon  Beckham,  Wade  Evans 
B5T"d  Jr.,  John  Carroll  Clark  III,  Jennifer  Leigh  Guy,  John 
Caldwell  Hankins,  Charles  Davis  Hankins,  Brian  Shields  Har- 
per, Christopher  Lee  Martin,  Andrew  Vann  Plyler,  and  ICristan 
Leigh  Plyler. 

Each  received  a  New  Testament  during  worship  services.  The 
synod's  Catechism  Fund  provides  a  cash  gift  and  certificate  to 
boys  and  girls  15  and  younger  who  recite  either  the  Catechism 
for  Young  Children  or  the  Shorter  Catechism. 

The  tenth  annual  Kirkin'  O'  the  Tartan  sponsored  by  the 
Montreat  Scottish  Society  will  be  at  11  a.m.  Memorial  Sunday, 
May  27,  in  the  Montreat's  Anderson  Auditorium. 

Guest  preacher  will  be  the  Rev.  Dr.  William  Watson,  a  native 
Scot  and  pastor  of  the  Clover  (S.C.)  Presbjrterian  Church. 

The  Montreat  Pipes  Band  will  be  joined  by  the  Avery  County 
British  Brass  Band  for  special  music  before,  during  and  follow- 
ing the  Kirkin'  service. 

The  Rev.  Leslie  Dobbs-Allsopp  of  Govans  Presbyterian 
Church,  Baltimore,  Md.  was  elected  secretary  of  the  National 
Association  of  Presbyterian  Clergywomen  during  the  group's 
!  March  5-8  meeting  in  Louisville,  Ky.  NAPC  membership  in- 
cludes 485  of  the  denomination's  2,000  clergywomen. 

The  Rev.  John  Orville  Wiederholt  of  Lafayette,  La.  has 
been  named  manager  of  the  Outlook  Book  Service  Inc.  and 
business  manager  of  The  Presbyterian  Outlook. 

The  action  was  taken  upon  recommendation  of  a  search 
committee  of  the  board  headed  by  the  Rev.  R.  Jackson  Sadler, 
pastor,  First  church,  Richmond,  Va. 

Wiederholt  succeeds  James  S.  Brown,  publisher  of  The 
Presbyterian  Outlook  and  founder  and  general  manager  of  the 
Outlook  Book  Service,  who  will  retire  after  43  years  of  service 
June  30.  Wiederholt  started  work  in  Richmond  on  May  1. 


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I  ^mmt,  t*  Horn 


Members  of  the  Presbyterian  Women's  planning  commit- 
tee met  in  March  at  the  synod  office  in  Richmond 

Womens  synod  conference  sessions 
at  University  of  Richmond  in  June 


Registration  is  now  open  for 
the  Synod  of  the  Mid-Atlantic 
Presbyterian  Women's  Con- 
ference to  be  held  in  two  ses- 
sions in  June  at  the  University 
of  Richmond  in  Richmond,  Va. 

Following  the  theme  "Em- 
powered to  Witness,"  the  con- 
ference will  feature  an  out- 
standing group  of  leaders. 

Featured  at  the  weekend 
session  from  June  15  to  17  are: 

Dr.  Clarice  J.  Martin, 
Bible  study — author  of  the 
1990-91  Women's  Bible  study. 
Acts:  Tongues  of  Fire:  Power 
for  the  Church.  She  is  an  assis- 
tant professor  of  the  New  Tes- 
tament at  Princeton  Theologi- 
cal Seminary. 

Mary  Ann  Lundy, 
keynote  speaker — director 
of  the  Women's  Ministry  Unit 
of  the  Presbyterian  Church 
(U.S.A.) 

Ruth  C.  McSwain,  plat- 
form speaker — retired 
educator  from  Wilmington, 
N.C.  and  nationally  active 
presenter  and  workshop 
leader 

The  Rev.  Mary  Swieren- 
ga,  platform  speaker — as- 
sociate minister  at  Vienna 
(Va.)  Presbyterian  Church 
whose  present  focus  is  adult 
group  life 

Ben  and  Micki  Mathes, 
song  leaders — associate 
directors  of  the  Medical 
Benevolent  Foundation  from 
Stone  Mountain,  Ga. 

The  weekday  conference, 
June  18  to  21,  will  feature: 

The  Rev.  Carol  T. 
"Pinky"  Bender,  Bible 


The  Presbyterian  News,  May  1990,  Page  5 

Two  history 
seminars 
scheduled 

The  Department  of  History's 
12th  annual  Seminar  on  Local 
Church  History  will  be  held 
May  13-16  at  the  Department 
of  History  (formerly  the  His- 
torical Foundation)  in 
Montreat,  NC. 

For  details,  contact  Diana 
Ruby  Sanderson,  Department 
of  History,  P.  O.  Box  849, 
Montreat,  NC  28757  or  call 
(704)669-7061. 

The  5th  annual  Historian's 
Conference  is  slated  for 
August  2-4,  at  Trinity  Univer- 
sity, San  Antonio,  Texas. 
There  will  be  workshops  on 
writing  history  in  the  church, 
celebrating  anniversaries, 
oral  history,  and  church  ar- 
chives and  a  presentation  on 
Hispanic  Presbyterians  in  the 
United  States. 

For  registration  informa- 
tion, contact  Virginia  Moore, 
Department  of  History,  425 
Lombard  St.,  Philadelphia,  PA 
19147  or  call  (215)  627-1852. 

Guest  historian  for  both 
events  will  be  the  Rev.  Dr.  Mil- 
ton J.  (Joe)  Coalter. 


study — minister  at  McQuay 
Presbyterian  Church  in  Char- 
lotte, N.C.  and  curriculum 
writer  for  the  Presbyterian 
Church  (U.S.A.) 

Dr.  Isabel  Rogers,  plen- 
ary sessions  (Saturday  and 
Monday) — former  General  As- 
sembly moderator,  professor 
of  applied  Christianity  at 
Presbyterian  School  of  Chris- 
tian Education 

Dr.  Ben  Lacy  Rose,  plen- 
ary session  (Tuesday) — 
retired  minister  and  professor 
at  Union  Theological  Semi- 
nary in  Richmond,  former 
General  Assembly  moderator, 
and  author 

The  Rev.  Robert  E. 
Bums,  platform  speaker — 
minister  at  Howard  Memorial 
Presbyterian  Church  in  Tar- 
boro,  N.C,  member  of  the 
General  Assembly  Council, 
and  former  chair  of  Interna- 
tional Missions  for  PCUS 

The  Rev.  Beth  Braxton, 
platform  speaker — senior 
minister  at  Burke  (Va.)  Pres- 
byterian Church  and  leader  of 
adult  mission  teams  to  Africa 

Participants  will  be  able  to 
choose  two  workshops  and  one 
optional  study  each  day. 

For  more  information,  con- 
tact your  local  Presbyterian 
Women's  moderator  or  contact 
conference  registrar  Nancy 
Darter,  20  Vauxhall  Place, 
Chapel  Hill,  NC  27514,  (919) 
493-8200. 

Co-directors  for  the  con- 
ference are  Minnie  Lou  Creech 
of  Tarboro,  N.C.  and  Margaret 
McDonald  of  Woodstock,  Va. 


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statement  of  interest  to  Bernard  L. 
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n  1770,  King  George  III  made  a  land  grant  of  30,000 
acres  to  George  Hairston  of  Martinsville,  Virginia. 
Now.  more  than  two  centuries  after  Hairston  led 
the  struggle  for  independence.  120  acres  of 
this  land  are  being  donated  to  found  a  con 
tinuing  care  retirement  community  King's  Grant. 
King's  Grant  will  be  dedicated  to  your  indepen- 
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Barber-Scotia  College 

CONCORD,  N.C.— "Music  in  Afro-American  Wor- 
ship" was  the  theme  of  a  workshop  held  March  29-31 
at  Barber-Scotia  College. 

Melva  Costen,  the  Helmar  Nielson  professor  of 
worship  and  music  at  the  Interdenominational 
Theological  Center  in  Atlanta,  led  the  workshop. 

The  event  included  a  special  chapel  service,  small 
group  meetings  with  faculty  and  students,  and  a 
choir  clinic  for  community  choir  members,  choir 
directors  and  religious  music  teachers:  The  public 
was  invited  to  the  workshop. 

Costen's  visit  was  sponsored  by  BSC-Care,  a  pro- 
gram of  cultural  enrichment  made  possible  by  a 
grant  from  the  Presbyterian  Women's  offering. 

Mary  Baldwin  College 

STAUNTON,  Va.— Katherine  Ann  Folk  of 

Washington,  D.C.  has  been  awarded  a  National  En- 
dowment for  the  Humanities  Scholarship  for  1990.  A 
junior  majoring  in  philosophy  and  religion,  she  will 
produce  an  analysis  and  critique  of  feminist 
philosophy  focusing  on  the  "Problem  of  Exclusion  in 
Feminist  Ethics."  She  will  conduct  research  this 
summer  at  Stanford  University.  Her  adviser  is  Dr. 
Ruth  Porritt,  assistant  professor  of  philosophy  at 
Mary  Baldwin. 

Davidson  College 

DAVIDSON,  N.C.— Two  students  from  Davidson 
College  have  been  awarded  fellowships  to  spend  a 
post-graduate  year  studying  their  fields  of  interest. 

The  Watson  Fellowships  will  send  Jonathan  P. 
Darsey  to  Spain,  Mexico,  and  Nicaragua  to  trace  the 
movement  of  political  and  economic  freedom,  and 
Katherine  A.  MacDonald  to  Germany,  Spain, 
France,  Italy  and  Argentina  to  study  current  re- 
search in  neuroscience.  The  $13,000  awards  were 
among  76  made  this  year  by  the  Thomas  J.  Watson 
Foundation  to  support  independent  study  and  travel 
abroad  for  college  graduates. 

Lees-McRae  College 

BANNER  ELK,  N.C.— The  Cannon  Charitable  Trust 
has  approved  a  grant  of  $285,000  to  the  Lees-McRae 
College  annual  fund. 

"This  major  gift... helps  provide  the  means  to  pay 
faculty  salaries  and  heat  our  buildings  while  ena- 
bling us  to  keep  charges  to  our  students  at  a  mini- 
mum," said  college  president  Dr.Bradford  L.  Grain. 

The  Cannon  Trusts,  created  by  the  late  Charles  A. 
Cannon,  are  used  exclusively  for  religious, 
charitable,  scientific,  literary  or  educational  pur- 
poses, with  emphasis  on  the  fields  of  religion,  health 
and  education. 

As  a  result  of  its  move  to  baccalaureate  status  in 
1988,  Lees-McRae  will  graduate  its  first  senior 
class  on  May  12.  As  a  part  of  their  graduation 
requirements,  seniors  are  conducting  service 
projects.  They  select  and  coordinate  the  projects, 
which  include  special  services  to  local  libraries, 
schools  and  human  service  organizations. 


Montreat-Anderson  College 

MONTREAT,  N.C.— "Joyfully  Meeting  the  Chal- 
lenge," a  three-year  campaign  to  raise  $10.4  million, 
was  announced  April  20.  The  capital  campaign  fimds 
will  be  used  for  construction  of  a  new  dormitory, 
support  of  current  operations  and  substantial  addi- 
tions to  endowment. 

The  campaign  begins  as  Montreat-Anderson 
prepares  to  celebrate  its  75th  anniversary.  It  was 
established  in  1916  by  the  Presbjrterian  Church  as  a 
girls  high  school.  Today  it  is  a  four-year  co-education- 
al college  offering  both  associate  and  bachelors 
degrees.  Enrollment  is  400. 

The  Lettie  Pate  Whitehead  Foundation,  Inc. 
has  proposed  a  $27,000  grant  to  Montreat-Anderson 
for  general  scholarships  during  the  1990-91 
academic  year.  The  foundation  makes  annual  grants 
to  accredited  educational  institutions  to  fund 
scholarships  for  women. 

Bussmann,  a  division  of  Cooper  Industries  in 
Black  Mountain,  N.C.  has  established  a  scholarship 
fund  at  Montreat-Anderson.  The  scholarships  will 
benefit  dependents  of  Bussmann  employees, 
graduates  of  Charles  D.  Owen  High  School,  or  stu- 
dents from  Buncombe  County,  N.C. 

Queens  College 

CHARLOTTE,  N.C.— Ernest  L.  Boyers,  president 
of  the  Carnegie  Foundation  for  the  Advancement  of 
Teaching,  will  be  the  guest  speaker  for  Queens  Col- 
lege graduation  exercises  on  May  19. 

Marian  Wright  Edelman,  founder  and  presi- 
dent of  the  Children's  Defense  Fund,  and  U.S.  Sen. 
Terry  Sanford  of  North  Carolina  will  receive 
honorary  doctorates  during  the  ceremonies.  Edel- 
man will  speak  during  the  baccalaureate  service  at 
4  p.m.  May  18  in  Belk  Chapel. 

St.  Andrews  College 

LAURINBURG,  N.C.— St.  Andrews  College  will 
offer  two  baccalaureate  degree  programs  on  the  cam- 
pus of  Sandhills  Community  College  in  Pinehurst 
starting  next  fall.  Degree  courses  in  business  ad- 
ministration and  liberal  studies  will  be  offered  in  the 
evening,  according  to  Dr.  Robert  Hopkins,  St. 
Andrews  director  of  continuing 
education. 

Dr.  David  W.  Vikner,  presi- 
dent of  the  United  Board  for 
Christian  Higher  Education,  is 
the  1990  E.  Hervey  Evans  Dis- 
tinguished Fellow  at  St. 
Andrews  College.  During  ap- 
pearances on  campus  last 
month  he  spoke  on  the  church  in 
China  and  Asia  today. 

The  Evans  Fellows  program 
is  named  for  the  late  E.  Hervey 
Evans,  a  Laurinburg  native 
who  was  active  in  both  business  and  civic  concerns, 
and  was  an  elder  in  Laurinburg  Presb5rterian  Church 
and  trustee  for  Union  Theological  Seminary  in  Rich- 
mond. 


David  Vikner 


CoCCege  9\[ezus 
briefs 


Johnson  C.  Smith  University 

CHARLOTTE,  N.C— The  123rd  anniversary  of 
Johnson  C.  Smith  University  was  celebrated  April  8 
with  guest  speaker  Marian  Wright  Edelman, 
foimder  and  president  of  the  Children's  Defense 
Fund. 

The  university  was  the  first  co-educational  in- 
stitution for  blacks  in  the  United  States. 

The  university  also  dedicated  its  new  Honors 
College  Center  during  the  celebration.  Built  with 
both  private  contributions  and  grants  from  the  Lilly 
Foundation,  the  Duke  Endowment  and  others,  the 
facility  will  house  16  honors  students  next  fall. 

JCSU  president  Robert  L.  Albright  was 
recently  elected  vice  chair  of  the  board  of  directors  of 
the  American  Council  on  Education,  an  umbrella 
association  for  the  nation's  accredited,  degree-grant- 
ing colleges  and  universities,  and  national  and 
regional  higher  education  associations. 

A  rally  and  balloon  launch  were  recently  part  of  a 
national  TRIO  day  celebration  at  JCSU.  The  TRIO 
program  for  disadvantaged  students  is  an  education 
opportunity  program  that  assists  low-income  stu- 
dents in  their  college  careers.  Many  TRIO  par- 
ticipants are  the  first  members  of  their  families  to 
acquire  higher  education  degrees  and  must  overcome 
social,  economic  and  cultural  barriers  to  do  so.  The 
program  is  funded  under  Title  IV  of  the  Higher 
Education  Act  of  1965. 

Warren  Wilson  College 

SWANNANOA,  N.C— The  president  of  Davidson 
College  lectured  at  Warren  Wilson  College  April  3  as 
part  of  a  new  program. 

John  W.  Kuykendall  will  be  the  first  speaker  for 
the  G.  D.  Davidson  Round  Table.  The  round  table 
was  established  at  Warren  Wilson  through  a  gift 
from  Mr.  and  Mrs.  George  Donnell  Davidson  Jr.in 
honor  of  his  father,  a  1902  graduate  of  the  college. 

The  program  is  designed  to  bring  Christian  busi- 
ness, civic  or  religious  leaders  to  the  Warren  Wilson 
campus. 

A  visiting  educator  from  the  Soviet  Union  is  a 
guest  lecturer  at  Warren  Wilson  College  for  the  1990 
spring  semester. 

Yuri  Filonov  is  chairperson  of  foreign  language 
study  at  Krasnaya  Polyana  School  in  Black  Moun- 
tain, N.C.'s  sister  city,  Krasnaya  Polyana  in  the 
Soviet  Union.  His  wife,  Elena  Filonova,  visited  the 
college  in  1987. 

During  his  stay,  he  will  lecture  and  be  a  classroom 
observer,  and  attend  community  events  and  council 
meetings  in  Black  Mountain  and  Asheville,  N.C. 

Filonov's  visit  is  sponsored  in  part  by  the  McClure 
Fund  and  the  Black  Mountain  Pairing  Project. 


It  feels  a  lot  like  family  around  here! 


The  days  of  great  extended  families  appear  to  be  over, 
but  at  Westminster- Canterbury  of  Winchester,  a  non- 
profit retirement  community,  you'll  fijid  a  rare  degree  of 
family  feeling.  It  comes  from  the  comraderie  among  our 
residents,  and  the  continual  bustle  of  interesting  activity. 
And  because  we  offer  three  Ufe  care  options,  Westminster- 
Canterbury  of  Winchester  residents  know  their  fiiture  is 
secure,  come  what  may. 

There  is  a  lot  to  love  about  Westminster- Canterbury 
of  Winchester.  We'll  happily  send  you  information. 


I'd  like  to  know  more  about 
Westminster-Canterbury  of  Winchester 


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Winchester,  Virginia  22601 
(703) 665-0156  or 
1-800-492-9463  toll  free  in  VA 


Edwards  to 
direct  PSCE 
publicity 

RICHMOND,  Va.— The  Pres- 
byterian School  of  Christian 
Education  has  named  Betsy 
W.  Edwards  as  director  of 
public  relations. 

She  was  previously  the 
public  information  director  for 
the  Virginia  Department  of 
Motor  Vehicles. 

At  PSCE  she  will  be  respon- 
sible for  public  relations, 
marketing  and  publications. 

Prior  to  working  for  the  Vir- 
ginia DMV,  Edwards  was 
employed  in  public  relations 
positions  in  the  Virginia  and 
Indiana  state  governments. 

She  holds  a  bachelor's  de- 
gree in  political  science  and 
journalism  from  Indiana 
University. 

The  Presbyterian  School  of 
Christian  Education  is  the 
only  graduate  school  in  the 
world  solely  dedicated  to  the 
training  of  Christian 
educators  for  the  church. 


The  Presbyterian  News,  May  1990,  Page  7 


Parish-based  campus  ministry  has  numerous  advantages 


By  SAMUEL  W.  HALE 

Wendy  wrote,  "I  want  to  thank 
you  all... for  helping  me  to  find 
a  church  home  away  from 
home.  It  has  helped  me  so 
much  to  have  friends  who 
share  my  Christian  be- 
liefs...After  spending  time  at 
the  meetings  on  the  retreat,  I 
have  probably  learned  more 
about  Jesus,  God,  myself  than 
I  ever  have  before...!  just 


wanted  you  all  to  know  that 
you  have  made  a  difference  in 
my  life  even  in  the  short  time 
I  have  known  you." 

Wendy's  comments  sum  up 
what  Presbyterian  Campus 
Ministry  at  Western  North 
Carolina  University  is  about. 

Nestled  in  a  valley  between 
the  Great  Smokey  Mountains 
and  the  Blue  Ridge,  Western 
Carolina  University  serves  the 
southern-mountain  area  as 


part  of  the  North  Carolina 
University  system.  Cullowhee 
Presbyterian  Church  and 
Campus  Ministry  stands  ad- 
jacent to  the  campus,  seeking 
to  minister  to  the  university 
community  (faculty,  staff,  stu- 
dents and  their  families).  Its 
modern  facilities  provide  a 
living-room  atmosphere  in  the 
sanctuary  (including  a 
fireplace)  and  a  large,  warm, 
multi-purpose  room  down- 


Chesapeake  Center  offers  opportunities 


By  BILL  DEUTSCH 

Ask  most  people  about  sum- 
mer camping  for  children  and 
youth,  and  they'll  tell  you 
camping  is  a  "good,  wholesome 
activity  in  the  fresh  air." 

Good  and  wholesome  things 
are  rare  enough  that  Chris- 
tians ought  to  be  in  favor  of 
them,  but  why  does  the 
Church  sponsor  camping  and 
operate  church  camps? 

Church  camps  and  con- 
ferences are  frequently  the 
situations  in  which  the  ex- 
amples of  a  Christian  home 
and  the  learnings  of  a  nurtur- 
ing congregational  community 
assume  new  meaning  and 
power  in  young  person's  lives. 
Well  over  half  of  all  Pres- 
byterian clergy  and  lay  leaders 
say  a  camp  or  conference  ex- 
perience was  crucial  to  their 
level  of  involvement  in  the 
church. 

Church  camps  and  con- 
ferences give  ordinary  people 
an  opportunity  to  think 
theologically  about  everything 


they  do.  Campers  and  con- 
ferees find  themselves  in 
situations  in  which  they  must 
constantly  make  decisions 
based  upon  their  faith. 

Few  of  the  issues  are 
momentous,  but  even  choosing 
whether  to  toss  an  empty  soft 
drink  container  onto  the 
ground  or  into  a  recycling  bar- 
rel has  theological  implica- 
tions. Campers  learn  to  ask 
themselves  questions  such  as 
"What  does  Scripture  say 
about  situations  like  this?" 
and  "What  does  God  want  me 
to  do?". 

The  most  effective  Chris- 
tian learning  comes  in  situa- 
tions in  which  thinking  is 
coupled  with  believing  and 
doing.  All  of  the  Church's 
camp  and  conference 
programs  need  leaders  who 
are  already  dedicated,  active 
believers.  These  leaders  form 
the  core  of  the  believing  camp 
community  in  which  par- 
ticipants live  and  act. 

Chesapeake  Center,  the 
synod's  camp  and  conference 


center,  needs  persons  with 
special  skills  or  qualifications 
to  serve  in  its  Summer  Pro- 
gram. Summer  staff  are  sup- 
plied with  room  and  board  as  a 
portion  of  their  stipend.  Volun- 
teers are  welcome. 

Chesapeake  Center  needs: 

Medical  staff— RN,  LPN, 
MD  or  EMT.  Food  and  housing 
for  a  family  are  available 

Food  service  workers — 
Cook  to  the  Glory  of  God  and 
help  feed  300  hungry  campers 
at  every  meal 

Craft  specialists — gar- 
deners, weavers,  artists,  and 
sculptors 

Counselors  and  program 
leaders 

For  more  information,  call 
or  write  Chesapeake  Center, 
50  Happy  Valley  Rd.,  Port 
Deposit,  MD  21904,  (301)  378- 
2267. 

The  Rev.  Bill  Deutsch  is  ex- 
ecutive director  for  Chesa- 
peake Center  Camps  of  the 
Synod  of  the  Mid- Atlantic. 


Synod  youth  council  leaps  into  action 


By  JENNIFER  RUSSELL  MOORE 

At  the  May,  1989  synod  meet- 
ing, four  Youth  Advisory 
Delegates  (YADS)  attending 
in  representation  of  their 
home  presbyteries  came 
together  to  form  the  Synod 
Youth  Coimcil  Design  Team. 

The  Synod  Youth  Council 
(SYC),  although  outlined  and 
defined  in  the  by-laws  of  the 
synod,  had  been  dormant  for 
several  years.  The  design 
team  sent  out  a  call  for  the 
nomination  of  one  adult  and 
one  youth  from  each  of  the  13 
presbyteries,  and  for  two  YAD 
representatives.  The  SYC  was 
designed  to  be  a  racial  ethnic 
and  gender  balanced  group  of 
youth  and  adults  working  in 
partnership. 

The  responsibilities  of  the 
SYC  are  vital  to  the  work  of  the 
synod  and  its  youth,  address- 
ing youth  concerns  in  the 
S5mod  and  society.  The  council 
serves  as  a  support  and 
resource  group  for  persons  in- 
volved in  youth  and  young 
adult  ministry  in  the  sjmod 
and  its  presbyteries.  It  spon- 
sors leadership  training 
programs  within  the  synod  for 
both  youth  and  adults,  and 
promotes  and  encourages  par- 
ticipation in  national  and 
regional  leadership  training 
opportunities  by  youth  and 
youth  leaders,  offering  finan- 
cial support  when  possible. 
The  council  works  with  the 
I  nominating  process  of  synod  to 
I  identify  youth  and  adults  to 
(  serve  the  church  and  its  mini- 


stries and  oversees  the  Youth 
Advisory  Delegate  program 
fi-om  which  it  sprang.  These 
responsibilities  are  coor- 
dinated through  the  S3mod's 
Educational  Ministries  Com- 
mittee, on  which  the  council  is 
represented. 

The  council  has  met  on 
three  occasions  over  the  past 
year,  and  is  working  on  several 
dynamic  and  varied  projects. 
Paramount  to  our  work  is  the 
establishment  of  a  youth  min- 
istry communications  network 
through  which  the  synod  and 
this  council  can  reach  every 
youth  and  youth  leader  in  the 
synod  in  order  to  publicize 
events,  opportunities  and  posi- 
tions. 

The  SYC  will  be  offering  a 
"roundtable  discussion"  mini- 
conference  focusing  on  youth 
ministry  in  the  presbyteries  at 
this  year's  Synod  School  (July 
8-13,  Randolph  Macon 
Woman's  College,  Lynchburg, 
Va.).  We  are  compiling  a 
resource  catalog  which  will  list 
keynote  speakers,  recreation 
and  music  artists,  camps  and 
conference  centers,  and  publi- 
cations available  to  youth 
groups  throughout  the  synod. 
The  SYC  will  also  be  working 
in  conjunction  with  a  newly 
appointed  Regional  Leader- 
ship Training  Conference 
Design  Team,  which  is  plan- 
ning an  east-coast  regional 
event  for  the  summer  of  1991 
(two  of  the  SYC's  members  sit 
on  this  team). 

The  Sjmod  Youth  Council 
needs  information  on  the 


youth  programs  of  the  pres- 
bj^eries!  We  would  like  to  be 
placed  on  the  mailing  list  of 
each  presb5rterys  Youth  Coun- 
cil or  corresponding  pres- 
bytery committee.    We  are 
looking  for  minutes,  publica- 
tions, flyers  about  events, 
evaluations  of  resources  and 
membership  lists.  Please 
send  these  in  care  of: 
Jennifer  R.  Moore 
Re:  Synod  Youth  Council 
1331  Elm  View  Avenue 
Norfolk,  VA  23503 
(804)  460-5050  (daytime) 


stairs  for  the  student  center. 

The  church  welcomes  stu- 
dents to  use  the  center  for 
recreation  or  study,  as  well  as 
to  be  a  part  of  the  faith  com- 
munity for  worship,  nurture, 
and  service. 

A  parish  base  gives  the  min- 
istry a  number  of  pluses  some- 
times unavailable  in  a  "tradi- 
tional" campus  ministry;  for 
example,  a  supply  of  non-stu- 
dent volunteers.  At  the  end  of 
each  semester  during  exams 
week,  the  church  serves  stu- 
dents a  free  midnight  break- 
fast of  pancakes.  This  past 
December  about  600  students 
took  advantage  of  the  gift  and 
relaxed  a  while  in  the  student 
center.  The  volunteers  from 
the  church  made  this  work, 
and  about  half  of  the  families 
were  represented  in  the  cook- 
ing, serving,  cleaning,  and 
entertaining  (with  live  con- 
temporary Christian  music). 

In  another  ongoing  pro- 
gram, several  members  of  the 
church  serve  as  "Presby 
Friends."  These  folks  make  a 


regular  contact  with  a  block  of 
students  assigned  from  our 
list  of  Presbyterians  (as  well 
as  other  interested  students). 
The  Friends  sometimes  take 
little  packets  of  snacks,  or  an 
encouraging  card,  or  go  by 
simply  to  say  "hello"  and  ask 
how  things  are  going. 

Finally,  the  parish-based 
campus  ministry  provides  the 
appropriate  unifying  focus 
upon  worship  and  the  gather- 
ing at  the  Lord's  table  as  part 
of  the  believing  community. 

Support  for  this  ministry 
comes  not  only  from  the  local 
church,  but  also  from  the  Pres- 
bytery of  Western  North 
Carolina  and  the  Synod  of  the 
Mid-Atlantic.  We  are  en- 
couraged as  the  governing 
bodies  support  campus  minis- 
try, which  includes  tremen- 
dous evangelistic  implications 
for  the  church. 

Samuel  Hale  is  director  of 
the  Presbyterian  Campus  Min- 
istry at  Western  North 
Carolina 


You  Are  Invited  To  The 
1990  Montreat 
Peacemaking  Conference 


midNG  PEACE 
WITH  THE  EARTH' 


The  Montreat  Peacemaking  Conference  "MAKING 
PEACE  WITH  THE  EARTH"  Oct.  21-24,  1990  is  a  time 
set  aside  to  inspire  and  equip  Presbyterians  to  be  good 
stewards  of  God's  earth.  Participants  will  gain  a  vision 
of  sustainable  lifestyles,  responsible  use  of  resources 
and  the  biblical  call  to  cherish  the  earth. 


Leaders  include:  Johanna  Bos 

Jim  and  Jean  Strathdee 

Richard  Watts 

Jim  Watkins 

Joan  Martin-Brown 


26  Workshops  and  2  field  trips  will  be  offered. 

Cost:  Registration  $66 

Room  and  Board  ....  $105-175 
depending  on  choice  of  rooms 

Sponsored  by  the  Presbyterian  Peacemaking  Program 

To  register  or  for  brochures,  contact  the  Montreat 
Conference  Center,  PO.  Box  969,  Montreat,  NC  28757. 
Free  brochures  are  also  available  from  Distribution 
Management  Services.  Call  800-524-2612  and  ask  for 
DMS  #225-90-213. 


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Thousands  of  families  across 
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But  now  there  is  a  way  to  do 
something  about  it! 

HABITAT  FOR 
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It's  beautiful  and  simple. 


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Since  1976,  HABITAT  FOR 
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Right  now  we're  looking  for 
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An  Expanded  Ministry  Mandates 
Building  Program  at  Children's  Home 

$3.5  million  project  will  begin  soon 


A  spacious  and  well-kept 
campus  with  rolling  hills, 
stately  trees,  and  handsome, 
sturdy-looking  buildings. 
That's  the  setting  for  the 
Children's  Home  in  Lynch- 
burg, Va.,  and,  if  you  take  a 
quick  drive  around  the  cam- 
pus, you  might  wonder  why 
Presbyterian  Home  &  Fam- 
ily Services,  Inc.,  the  um- 
brella organization  for  the 
Home,  has  embarked  on  a 
$3.5  million  building  and 
renovation  program  here. 
The  answer  is  simple:  The 
expanded  ministry  of  the 
Home  has  clearly  outstripped 
its  facilities,  and  some  of  the 
venerable  buildings  (most 
were  erected  early  in  the 
century)  are  structurally 
unsound. 

Commented  John  I.  Alex- 
ander, campus  director  for 
the  Home:  "We  are  very  for- 
tunate that  the  founders  of 
our  campus  used  good  judge- 
ment and  foresight,  but  we 
are  now  in  our  87th  year, 
and  the  time  has  come  to  do 
some  major  construction  and 
renovation." 

There  are  two  primary 
projects:  the  building  of  a 
Student  Center  and  the  ren- 
ovation of  the  Bain-Wood 
Administration  Building- 
projects  which  Alexander 
said  are  "absolutely  crucial" 
to  the  program  at  the  Home. 
Preliminary  plans  for  the 
Center  have  been  approved 
by  the  Board  of  Directors  at 
an  estimated  construction 
cost  of  $2  million.  Prelimi- 
nary plans  for  the  renova- 
tion of  Bain-Wood  Adminis- 
tration Building  have  also 
been  approved  by  the  Board 
with  the  estimated  cost  set 
at  $1.5  million. 

The  Student  Center  will 
house  food  services  and  a 
cafeteria,  a  library,  tutoring 
rooms,  study  rooms,  audito- 
rium facilities,  a  thoroughly 
up-to-date  gymnasium,  a 
lounge,  and  a  game  room. 
"This  center  is  badly  need- 
ed," explained  the  Home's 
campus  director.  "Age  has 
taken  its  toll  on  our  kitchen, 
which  is  now  housed  in  the 
Administration  Building;  we 
are  lacking  a  library  which 
is  well  equipped  with  ency- 
clopedias and  other  reference 
materials;  tutoring  rooms 
would  be  very  helpful  be- 
cause we  have  an  active 
tutoring  program  here;  and, 
in  these  computer-oriented 
times,  you  can  easily  imagine 
the  value  of  study  rooms  with 
computers  for  our  students." 

He  continued:  "What's 
more,  really  good  auditorium 
facilities  would  be  a  big  plus 
for  our  activities,  and,  as  for 
the  gymnasium— well,  it 
would  be  hard  to  overesti- 
mate the  importance  of  a 
ifiodern  gymnasium.  Sports 
play  a  big  role  on  our  cam- 


The  Children's  Home  is  refining  the  program  that 
serves  its  population. 


pus,  and,  with  this  new  facil- 
ity, we  could  have  expanded 
programs,  including  the  ex- 
tension of  our  intramural 
programs.  The  proposed  de- 
sign for  the  gymnasium— 
the  use  of  Plexiglas  windows, 
for  instance— would  permit 
a  number  of  activities  at  one 
time  with  a  single  supervi- 
sor." Alexander  said  that, 
with  the  new  gymnasium, 
the  Home  could  also  hook  up 
with  local  colleges,  setting 
up  physical  education  intern- 
ships for  the  college  students. 
(Internships  have  worked 
very  effectively  with  the 
Home's  tutoring  program.) 

"The  Center  is  really  es- 
sential to  our  plans  for  the 
'90s,  especially  since  we  have 
recently  added  the  Transi- 
tion to  Independence  Pro- 
gram, an  independent  and 
aftercare  living  program, 
and  the  Genesis  House  Pro- 
gram, which  is  an  emergency 
shelter  program  for  abused 
and  neglected  children.  These 
programs  alone  have  increased 
our  campus  population  by 
30%,"  noted  Alexander. 

The  renovation  of  the 
Bain-Wood  Administration 
Building  will  also  have  a 
major  impact  on  the  Home's 
program,  said  Alexander. 
"To  begin  with,"  he  added, 


"this  renovation  is  truly  a 
must.  The  facility  no  longer 
meets  current  building  codes." 

He  went  on:  "But  the  ren- 
ovation is  necessary,  too,  for 
reasons  other  than  safety. 
The  building  needs  to  be 
redesigned  to  make  its  use 
more  appropriate  for  our 
programs  of  the  '90s.  We 
need  to  make  it  handicap 
accessible,  add  a  nurse's 
clinic,  counseling  rooms,  con- 
ference rooms,  a  mail  room, 
and  additional  offices  to 
accommodate  the  new  staff 
members  we  will  need  for 
our  expanding  programs." 

The  campus  director  said 
he  felt  good  about  the  Home's 
progress  through  the  years 
and  about  where  the  pro- 
gram is  today.  He  elaborated: 
"We're  defining  better  what 
our  purpose  is,  what  popula- 
tion we  want  to  serve,  and 
we're  refining  the  program 
that  serves  that  population." 

"Service  to  individuals  and 
their  families,"  as  its  mission 
statement  makes  clear,  is  the 
reason  for  the  existence  of 
Presbyterian  Home  &  Fam- 
ily Services,  Inc.  The  bottom 
line  of  its  building  and  reno- 
vation program  at  the  Chil- 
dren's Home  then  is  simply 
better  and  more  expanded 
service  to  more  individuals. 


"The  most  positive  tiling  tiiat 
couid  ever  iiave  iiappened  to  me." 


Deborah  Valentine  Eason 
is  a  teaching  parent  at  the 
Sunrise  Home  in  Charlotte, 
N.C.,  a  treatment  center 
for  troubled  adolescents. 
She  is  also  one  of  over  5,000 
alumni  of  the  Children's 
Home  in  Lynchburg,  Va. 
Her  enthusiasm  for  her 
experience  at  the  Home 
runs  high.  "Being  at  the 
Home,"  says  Deborah,  "was 
the  most  positive  thing  that 
could  ever  have  happened 
to  me." 

Her  sentiments  are  wide- 


ly shared  by  fellow  alumni 
who  remember  the  broth- 
erly and  sisterly  feeling  on 
campus,  the  good  traditions, 
the  opportunity  to  take  on 
leadership  positions,  and 
the  fact  that  it  was  a  loving 
place  to  learn  and  grow. 
Ties  with  Home  peers  are 
strong.  Commented  one 
alumnus:  "We  feel  close  not 
just  to  the  people  who  were 
with  us  at  the  Home,  but 
also  to  those  who  were  at 
the  Home  before  and  after 
us." 


The  Children  We  Serve 


"What  type  of  child  is  at 
Presbyterian  Home  now 
that  you  no  longer  serve 
orphans?"  That  question  has 
been  asked  me  over  and 
over  again  in  my  three 
years  as  president.  Strange- 
ly enough,  the  answer  is 
that  we  still  do  serve  or- 
phans. The  only  difference 
is  that  these  children,  for 
the  most  part,  are  not  bio- 
logical orphans  but  rather 
situational  orphans. 

Of  all  the  children  we 
served  in  1989  only  8%  came 
to  us  from  a  situation  in 
which  they  lived  with  both 
parents,  and  only  22%  lived 
with  one  parent.  That  leaves 
70%  of  our  children  living 
with  either  relatives  or  in 
some  other  form  of  institu- 
tional placement.  These 
figures  probably  differ  very 
little  from  the  situations  50 
years  ago. 

It  is  because  of  these  cir- 
cumstances that  the  chil- 
dren who  come  to  us  are 
hurting;  they  feel  unloved 
and  unloveable.  They  are 
frightened,  angry  and  de- 
pressed. They  have  lived 
with  divorce,  parental  alco- 
holism, drug  abuse,  physi- 
cal and  sexual  abuse,  ne- 
glect and  abandonment. 
When  they  come  to  Presby- 
terian Home,  young  as  they 
are,  they  are  survivors. 

The  majority  of  these 
children  have  known  no 
permanent  home  and  are 
behind  in  their  schooling. 
Forty-six  percent  previous- 
ly lived  in  foster  homes  or 
some  other  institution,  fre- 
quently placed  there  for 
their  own  protection. 

The  children  we  take  are 
damaged  but  not  delin- 
quent. The  amazing  thing 


is  to  watch 
how  resil- 
ient these 
children 
are.  I  have 
watched 
them  turn 
from  fright- 
ened,  de- 
pressed and 
non-socia- 
ble beings 


E.  Peter 
Geitner 


to  bright,  outgoing,  bubbly 
children  in  a  matter  of 
months  because  of  the  love, 
nurturing,  discipline  and 
Christian  care  they  are 
shown. 

The  programs  of  special 
education  and  tutoring,  re- 
quired study  halls  and  in- 
struction on  how  to  study, 
recreation  and  work  pro- 
grams, the  building  of  self- 
respect  and  grooming,  pro- 
fessional counseling,  and 
noncoercive  Christian  edu- 
cation with  the  undergird- 
ing  love  of  the  staff  bring 
this  about. 

The  results  are  witnessed 
as  our  young  people  take 
leadership  roles  in  their 
schools  and  extracurricular 
activities  such  as  varsity 
sports,  marching  band,  cho- 
ral and  drama  groups.  They 
are  witnessed  in  the  three 
young  people  now  attend- 
ing college  through  our  Ad- 
vanced Education  Program. 

What  type  of  child  is  at 
Presbyterian  Home?  Chil- 
dren with  great  potential 
who  have  never  been  given 
a  chance;  children  who  need 
love  and  security;  children 
who  can  still  become  pro- 
ductive individuals  through 
your  continued  prayers  and 
support. 

E.  Peter  Geitner 
President 


I/We  wish  to  join  in  the  support  of  Presbyterian  Home  & 
Family  Services,  Inc. 

Enclosed  find  a  gift  of  $  

From   

Address  

City 


State 


) 


Zip 


Telephone  L 
To  be  used:  □  Where  needed  most 

□  Children's  Home,  Lynchburg 

□  Genesis  House 

□  Training  Center,  Zuni    □  Group  Home 

□  Transition  to  Independence  Program 

□  A  Living  Memorial  (to  honor  the  deceased) 

In  memory  of  

□  An  Honor  Gift  (to  honor  the  living) 

In  honor  of  

Occasion  of  honor:   


(Birthday,  Anniversary,  Christmas,  Graduation,  Other) 
Please  acknowledge  this  memorial/honor  gift  to: 

Name  

Address  

City   


State 


Zip 


Contributions  are  deductible  to  the  fullest  extent  of  the  law.  According  to  IRS  regula- 
tions, Presbyterian  Home  &  Family  Services,  Inc.  is  a  501(C)(3)  non-profit  agency. 

PLEASE  RETURN  TO: 

The  Reverend  E.  Peter  Geitner,  President 
Presbyterian  Home  &  Family  Services,  Inc. 
150  Linden  Avenue 
Lynchburg,  VA  24503-9983 

Telephone:  (804)  384-3138  4/90 


The  Presbyterian  News,  May  1990,  Page  9 


Medical  benefits  package,  sexual  issues  confront  GA  commissioners 


continued  from  page  one 
employers  contribute  a  per- 
centage of  each  employee's 
salary  (13  percent  in  1990), 
has  accumulated  an  $18  mil- 
lion deficit  in  the  last  two 
years. 

The  medical  plan  is  linked 
with  the  PCUSA's  pension 
plan.  Pension  dues  are  cur- 
rently set  at  12  percent  of  the 
employee's  salary.  By  all  ac- 
counts, the  pension  fund  is  in 


robust  shape. 

But  recent  raises  in  dues 
and  trimming  of  benefits  has 
not  reversed  the  flow  of  red  ink 
in  the  medical  program.  The 
task  force's  recommendations 
include  separating  the  medi- 
cal and  pension  plans,  which 
are  currently  administered  by 
the  denomination's  Board  of 
Pensions. 

The  task  force  is  also  recom- 
mending a  one-year  shift  of 


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dues,  dropping  pension  dues 
from  12  to  7  percent  and  rais- 
ing medical  dues  from  8  to  13 
percent,  to  eliminate  the  medi- 
cal plan  deficit. 

The  task  force  is  recom- 
mending that  the  percentage- 
of-salary  formula  for  funding 
the  plan  be  replaced  by  a  flat- 
rate  premium.  Under  the  per- 
centage formula,  wealthier 
churches  paying  higher 
salaries  to  their  ministers  ef- 
fectively subsidize  medical 
coverage  for  lower-paid  clergy 
in  smaller,  poorer  churches. 
The  task  force  argues  that  this 
disguises  actual  medical  costs 
and  penalizes  the  rich. 

The  Board  of  Pensions  has 
publicly  announced  its  opposi- 
tion to  the  proposed  changes. 


Six  men  vying  for  GA  moderator 


Six  candidates  have  been  en- 
dorsed by  their  respective 
presbyteries  as  candidates  for 
moderator  of  the  202nd 
General  Assembly  in  Salt 
Lake  City. 
They  are: 

Josiah  Beeman,  who  was 
endorsed  Jan.  23  by  National 
Capital  Presb5^ery. 

Beeman  is  clerk  of  session 
at  Capitol  Hill  Presbyterian 
Church  in  Washington,  D.C. 
He  has  been  an  elder  for  al- 
most 34  years. 

The  General  Assembly 
Coimcil  elected  Beeman  chair 
for  1988-89.  Earlier,  he  was 
chair  of  the  Mission  Design 
Committee  that  developed  the 
denomination's  new  national 
structure. 

Beeman,  a  lawyer,  heads  a 
political  consulting  firm  in 
Washington,  D.C. 

Price  Henderson  Gwynn 
ni,  an  elder  at  Steele  Pres- 
byterian Church,  Charlotte, 
N.C.,  has  been  endorsed  by  the 
Presbjrtery  of  Charlotte. 

The  candidate  was 
moderator  of  his  presbjd;ery  in 
1977,  served  on  the  judicial 
committee,  and  was  the 
presbirteiys  representative  on 
the  Board  of  Trustees  of 
Davidson  College. 

Gwynn  was  a  commissioner 
to  the  General  Assembly  on 
the  100th  anniversary  of  the 
former  Presbyterian  Church 
(U.S.)  in  1961. 

Gwynn  is  president  and 
director  of  both  Package 
Products  Co.  and  Engraph  Inc. 
He  is  lecturer  at  Queens  Col- 
lege, marketing  instructor  at 
the  University  of  North 
Carolina  and  visiting  lecturer 
to  the  European  Association  of 
Label  Manufacturers. 

The  Rev.  M.  Douglas 
Harper  has  been  pastor  of  St. 
Andrew's  Presbyterian 
Church  in  Houston,  Texas 
since  1961. 

Prior  to  becoming  pastor  of 
St.  Andrew's,  Harper  was  a 
pastor  at  First  Presb3i;erian 
Church,  Huntsville,  Texas 
from  1957-61;  Pittsboro  Pres- 
byterian Church,  Pittsboro, 
N.C.,  1954-57;  and  a  cluster  of 


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churches  in  Macon  County, 
Ala.,  1952-54. 

Harper  served  on  the  Com- 
mittee on  Reunion.  He  also 
has  served  as  a  member  of  the 
General  Assembly  Task  Force 
on  the  Brief  Statement  of 
Faith  and  is  past  president  of 
the  Covenant  Fellowship  of 
Presbyterians. 

The  Rev.  Allen 
Maruyama,  co-pastor  of 
Montview  Boulevard  Pres- 
byterian Church  for  18  years, 
has  the  endorsement  of  Den- 
ver Presbjrtery. 

Maruyama  serves  on  the 
General  Assembly  Nominat- 
ing Committee,  the  Per- 
manent Judicial  Commission 
and  as  chair  of  the  Consulting 
Committee  on  Professional 
Development  of  the  Church 
Vocations  Ministry  Unit. 

In  1979,  Maruyama  was 
elected  moderator  of  Denver 
Presbytery  and  ran  for 
moderator  of  the  General  As- 
sembly in  1980.  He  has  served 
on  various  national  and  pres- 
bytery committees  as  well  as 
the  McCormick  Seminary 
Board  of  Trustees. 

The  Rev.  Herbert  Meza, 
vice  moderator  of  the  201st 
General  Assembly,  has  been 
endorsed  by  the  Presbjd;ery  of 
St.  Augustine. 

Meza  is  pastor  at  Fort 
Caroline  Presbs^erian  Church 


in  his  native  Florida.  He 
served  as  pastor  of  the  Church 
of  the  Pilgrims  in  Washington, 
D.C.  from  1968-80.  His  other 
pastorates  have  included 
churches  in  Houston,  Bellaire 
and  Texas  City,  Texas. 

The  Jacksonville,  Fla,  resi- 
dent ran  for  moderator  of  the 
Presbyterian  Church  (U.S.)  in 
1976.  He  served  on  the 
Southern  church's  Board  of 
World  Missions  for  nine  years 
and  was  one  of  60  clergy  who 
participated  in  a  peace-keep- 
ing delegation  to  Vietnam. 

More  recently,  Meza  was 
sent  as  part  of  an  interfaith 
delegation  to  El  Salvador  by 
the  Global  Mission  Ministry 
Unit. 

The  Rev.  Fred  Ryle  Jr., 

pastor  of  Grace  First  Pres- 
byterian Church,  Weather- 
ford,  Texas,  was  endorsed  by 
Grace  Presbytery. 

Ryle  is  a  graduate  of  Union 
Theological  Seminary  in  New 
York.  He  has  had  pastorates 
in  Monahans  and  Slaton, 
Texas,  before  accepting  the 
call  at  Grace  First  in  1971. 

The  candidate  has  served 
the  church  at  every  governing 
body  level.  He  has  moderated 
Synod  of  the  Sun  and  the 
former  Big  Bend  Presbytery. 
He  has  served  on  numerous 
committees  for  the  synod  and 
Grace  Presbytery. 


It  says  the  changes  are  quick 
fixes  that  do  not  address  the 
fundamental  question  plagu- 
ing the  entire  country  of  how 
to  control  runaway  health  care 
costs.  In  opposing  the  flat-  rate 
proposal,  the  Board  reaf- 
firmed its  support  of  a  benefits 
plan  for  the  church  that  incor- 
porates the  belief  that  the  rich 
should  assist  the  poor. 

The  larger  issue  of 
universal  access  to  health  care 
is  the  subject  of  a  study  paper 
prepared  for  this  Assembly  by 
the  Committee  on  Social  Wit- 
ness Policy  (CSWP).  That 
committee  develops  policy 
statements  on  a  wide  range  of 
social  issues  for  the  church. 

In  1988  the  General  As- 
sembly approved  a  policy 
statement  on  the  problems 
created  by  the  rapidly  rising 
cost  of  health  care  in  the 
United  States.  In  1989  the  As- 
sembly passed  a  resolution 
asking  CSWP  to  develop  fur- 
ther recommendations  for  the 
church.  The  preliminary 
report  being  considered  this 
year  lays  the  groundwork  for 
those  policy  recommendations 
that  are  scheduled  to  come 
before  the  1991  Assembly. 

Nearly  every  General 
Assembly  for  more  than  a 
decade  has  addressed  issues  of 
human  sexuality.  This  year 
will  be  no  different. 

The  1978  Assembly 
adopted  a  policy  that  bans 
"self-affirming,  practicing 
homosexuals"  from  ordained 
office  in  the  church.  That 


policy  has  been  challenged 
every  year  and  has  always 
been  upheld.  The  1987  As- 
sembly authorized  a  Task 
Force  on  Human  Sexuality  to 
review  the  church's  position  on 
a  variety  of  human  sexuality 
issues. 

That  task  force  will  make  a 
progress  report  to  this  As- 
sembly on  its  work  to  date,  as 
will  two  other  related  task  for- 
ces that  are  reviewing  the 
church's  positions  on  abortion 
and  ordination.  The  human 
sexuality  task  force  is 
scheduled  to  make  its  final 
report  in  1991,  the  ordination 
and  abortion  groups  in  1992. 

Presbyterians  for  Lesbian 
and  Gay  Concerns,  one  of  more 
than  20  "special  organiza- 
tions" that  work  for  particular 
causes  within  the  church,  will 
come  under  fire  at  this  As- 
sembly. 

Coop  chairs  GA 
benefits  committee 

At  the  center  of  the  discussion 
of  the  health  care  benefits  will 
be  Roxanna  R.  Coop  of  Wil- 
mington, Del.,  chair  of  the 
GA's  standing  committee  on 
pensions  and  benefits. 

"I  think  it  will  be  an  inter- 
esting experience  in  consensus 
building,"  she  said.  Coop  is 
director  of  the  administrative 
commission  on  the  Speer 
Trust,  which  provides  anti- 
poverty  grants  in  New  Castle 
Presbj^ery  and  the  sjTiod. 


West  Virginia  elder  to  lead  GA  Council 


LOUISVILLE,  Ky.— Two 
laypersons  have  been  elected 
to  lead  the  General  Assembly 
Council  during  the  next  year. 

During  the  council's  March 
29-31  meeting,  Patricia  Ken- 
nedy, an  elder  from  Charlton 
Heights,  W.V.,  was  elected 
chairperson  on  the  first  ballot. 
Bruce  Spence,  an  elder  from 
Masonville,  Colo.,  was  elected 
vice  chairperson  on  the  third 
ballot. 

Kennedy  succeeds  the  Rev. 
Lewis  Bledsoe  of  Charlotte, 
N.C. 

The  General  Assembly 


Council  was  created  to  coor- 
dinate the  work  of  the  highest 
governing  body  of  the  Pres- 
byterian Church  (U.S.A.),  the 
General  Assembly.  The  coun- 
cil coordinates  the  ministry 
and  mission  of  the  Assembly's 
program  agencies  and 
relationships  with  other 
governing  bodies  of  the 
church.  The  council  is  made  up 
of  elected  persons  repre- 
senting presbyteries,  S5Tiods, 
the  program  agencies  and  the 
church  at-large,  and  reports 
directly  to  the  General  As- 
sembly. 


est  your  WILL  power. 

Answers  to  the  True  or  False  statements 
found  on  a  previous  page  in  this  issue. 


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3, 

4. 
5. 


J  C't7  Usually  not.  In  many  states,  the  wife 
M^^-L'^J^*  gets  one-half  of  the  estate  if  the 
husband  dies  without  a  will. 
PA  T  QJ7  Many  states  require  that  a  guardian 
Mz/^l^LyiZf  hold  your  estate  for  your  children 
until  they  are  adults. 

'p'/i  ¥  Qp  It  is  more  likely  to  appoint  your 
M^-iM.±jLjL^»  spouse  as  guardian,  or  some  other 
related  person.  But  they  will  have  to  furnish  a  bond 
and  pay  the  fee  for  it. 

fA  T  Qf7  Even  if  your  spouse  is  guardian, 
J^-^-L/^J^*  he/she  usually  must  have  specific 
permission  from  the  court  to  spend  your  children's 
share  of  your  estate  on  their  support  or  education. 
He/she  may  be  required  to  render  detailed  accounts 
of  these  expenditures. 


^  JPA  J  C  J7  ^  child  bom  after  the  date  of  your 
m\  /VlA/iJXlf.  will  might  be  entitled  to  receive 
v^Wwhatever  would  have  been  provided  by  the  state  if 
you  had  died  "intestate." 

ZfA  f  QJ7  ^om  property  would  be  disposed  of 
■l^-iM-M^iJ-IZiu  according  to  the  rights  of  relatives 
listed  in  the  law  of  your  state  but  not  necessarily  as 
you  would  have  directed. 
f\  'P'A  ¥  QJ7  In  some  states,  when  the  handwriting 
■'^ l^kJM^ •  is  generally  known,  handwritten 
wills  can  be  held  valid,  but  questions  about  the 
circumstances  under  which  they  were  written  make 
them  a  very  risky  proposition. 


0 


F/\.LSE  states  may  require  three.  Any 


will  dis(X>sing  of  prof)erty  located  in 
a  three-witness  state  should  have  three,  even  if  you 
write  it  while  resident  in  a  state  requiring  only  two. 
EVJ  r  Actually,  it  is  usually  a  very  modest 

^^■i'-LtiJ-L^*  amount.  Whatever  his  charge,  the 
expert  knowledge  involved  makes  it  a  bargain. 


10. 


'P'A  ¥  In  every  state  a  SfKJUse  is  granted  sta- 

■* 'M.l^iJAlf  tutory  rights  to  the  other's  property. 

Write  today  for  information. 

Now  while  you  are  thinking  about  your  will, 
plan  to  see  your  lawyer  as  soon  as  possible. 
Before  you  go,  you  may  find  two  of  our  booklets 
useful.  They  suggest  questions  you  might  ask 
and  help  you  line  up  information  to  be  considered 
Write  for  them  now:  How  To  Make  Your  Will  and 
The  Personal  Record  Book. 


Presbyterian  Church 

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200  East  Twelfth  Street,  Jeffersonville,  IN  47130 

Please  send  me  without  obligation  the  booklets  "How 
To  Make  Your  Will"  and  "The  Personal  Record  Book! 


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PAID  FOR  BY  FRIENDS  AND  SUPPORTERS  OF  UNION  THEOLOGICAL  SEMINARY 


Union  Theological  Seminary 


IN  VIRGINIA 

Marty  Torkington,  Editor 


''VVIRCINV'" 


Swezey  Named  New 
Dean  of  the  Faculty 


Dr.  Charles  M.  Swezey  has 
been  appointed  new  Dean  of 
the  Faculty  at  Union  Theologi- 
cal Seminary  in  Virginia, 
President  T.  Hartley  Hall  IV 
announced.  Swezey  is  the 
Annie  Scales  Rogers  Professor 
of  Christian  Ethics  at  the  semi- 
nary. He  assumes  his  new  role 
on  July  1 . 


Charles  M.  Swezey 

Educated  at  Washington 
and  Lee  University,  Swezey 
completed  the  Bachelor  of 
Divinity  degree  at  Union 
Theological  Seminary  in 
Virginia  in  1961,  the  S.T.M.  de- 
gree from  Yale  Divinity  School 
in  1962,  and  the  M.A.  and  Ph.D. 
degrees  from  Vanderbilt 
University  in  1974  and  1978. 

After  ordination  by 
Lexington  Presbytery  in  1962, 
Swezey  was  assistant  minister  at 
the  Lexington  Presbyterian 
Church.  Before  coming  to  Union 


Seminary  in  1974  as  assistant 
professor,  he  served  as  stated 
clerk  of  the  presbytery,  visiting 
lecturer  at  Mary  Baldwin 
College,  and  teaching  assistant 
at  Vanderbilt  University. 

For  10  years  he  was  a  mem- 
ber of  the  Presbyteries' 
Cooperative  Committee  on 
Examinations  for  Candidates, 
Presbyterian  Church 
(U.S.A.).  In  1988,  he 
served  on  the  Human 
Fetal  Tissue  Transplan- 
tation Research  Panel,  a 
nationwide  committee 
of  Consultants  to  the 
Advisory  Committee  to 
the  Director  of  the 
National  Institutes  of 
Health.  The  panel 
studied  in  detail  the 
opinions  of  worldwide 
experts  on  the  use  of 
human  fetal  tissue  in 
research  and  presented 
their  findings  to  the  NIH. 

Swezey  currently  serves  on 
the  editorial  board  of  Inter- 
pretation, a  world-renowned 
theological  journal  published 
from  the  Union  Seminary  cam- 
pus, and  on  the  Board  of 
Directors  of  the  Richmond 
Metropolitan  Blood  Service. 

He  is  married  to  the  former 
Mary  Evelyn  Knight,  daughter  of 
a  Union  Seminary  graduate. 
They  have  three  children,  Chris- 
topher Stephen,  Margaret  Fenton, 
and  Mary  Mason.  □ 


Dr.  T.  Hartley  Hall  presents  textbooks  to  Trinity  College  spokespersons. 

Hebrew  Textbooks  To  Travel  the  Globe 


The  Reverend  Andrews 
Aboagye,  a  teacher  at  Trinity 
College  in  Ghana,  accepts 
Hebrew  textbooks  from  Presi- 
dent T.  Hartley  Hall  IV  as  a  gift 
from  Union  Seminary  to  its 
sister  seminary  in  Ghana.  Join- 
ing Aboagye  in  accepting  the 
books  are  the  Reverend 
Seth  Asamoah  and  the 
Reverend  Christopher  Ahorble, 
also  from  Triruty  College.  The 


Ghanaian  pastors  are  on  cam- 
pus this  year  working  in 
advanced  degree  programs. 
Sharing  the  occasion  are  semi- 
nary Professors  H.  McKennie 
Goodpasture,  Richard  R. 
Osmer,  and  Kurtis  C.  Hess. 
Funds  for  the  purchase  of  these 
textbooks  were  designated  by  the 
generous  contribution  of  a 
supporter  of  Union  Seminary.  □ 


Kuykendall  Speaker  at  Graduation 


Dr.  John  W.  Kuykendall, 
president  of  Davidson  College 
and  graduate  of  Union 
Theological  Seminary  in 
Virginia,  will  be  speaker  for  the 
seminary's  1990  Commence- 
ment Exercises  to  be  held  on 
May  28.  Sixty-two  members  of 
the  graduating  class  will  receive 
M.Div.,  D.Min.  Th.D.,  and  Ph.D. 
degrees  from  the  seminary. 
Graduation  ceremonies  will 
take  place  at  5  p.m.  at  the  Ginter 
Park  Presbyterian  Church,  near 


the  seminary  campus. 

Kuykendall,  a  native  of 
Charlotte,  North  Carolina, 
received  his  B.D.  from  Union 
Seminary  in  1964.  He  has 
received  degrees  from  David- 
son College,  Yale  Divinity 
School,  and  Princeton  Uruversity. 

The  May  ceremonies  bring 
to  a  close  the  178th  consecutive 
academic  year  of  the  seminary, 
which  began  in  1812  at 
Hampden-Sydney  College  in 
Virginia.  □ 


UTS  Professors 
Contribute  to 
Religious 
Scholarship 

Five  members  of  the  facility 
at  Union  Theological  Seminary 
in  Virginia  are  listed  among  59 
prominent  scholars  contributing 
to  a  Bible  reference  published  in 
November  1989  by  MacMillan  & 
Sons. 

The  Books  of  the  Bible  is  a 
two-volume  set  offering 
original  essays  on  the  history, 
meaning,  and  striking  lan- 
guage of  the  books  of  the  Bible. 
A  number  of  UTS  professors, 
noted  for  their  biblical  research 
and  expertise,  are  represented 
among  the  contributors. 

W.  Sibley  Towner,  professor 
of  biblical  interpretation,  writes 
on  "Daniel,  and  Additions  to 
Daniel;"  Elizabeth  Achtemeier, 
adjunct  professor  of  horruletics, 
addresses  "Obadiah  and 
Nahum;"  James  L.  Mays,  profes- 
sor of  Hebrew  and  Old  Testa- 
ment interpretation,  reviews 
"Micah;"  Jack  Dean  Kingsbury, 
professor  of  biblical  theology, 
elaborates  on  "Matthew;"  and 
Paul  J.  Achtemeier,  professor  of 
biblical  interpretation,  con- 
centrates on  "I  Peter." 

The  Books  of  the  Bible  has 
an  additional  companion 
piece,  the  Illustrated  Dictionary 
and  Concordance  of  the  Bible, 
which  is  offered  at  a  discount 
with  the  purchase  of  the 
other  volume.  □ 


Union  Seminary  Aiumna  Invited  to  Observe  Nicaraguan  Elections 


Sally  Campbell-Evans,  a 
1988  graduate  of  Union  Semi- 
nary, was  one  of  16  Pres- 
byterians who  were  among 
more  than  1 ,000  "internationals" 
invited  by  Nicaragua's 
Supreme  Electoral  Council  to 
observe  its  electoral  process  in 
February.  In  that  group  were 
133  North  Americans,  repre- 
senting a  number  of  denomina- 
tions and  coordinated  under 
the  auspices  of  Witness  for 
Peace.  Campbell-Evans  was 
the  coordinator  of  the  Pres- 
byterian delegation.  The 
group,  ranging  from  the  most 
progressive  to  the  most  conser- 
vative, had  a  clear  purpose:  to 
observe  the  Nicaraguan  voting 
process,  document  any  viola- 
tions, and  report  the  results  to 
one  of  the  official  international 
organizations. 

"The  voting  turnout  was 
amazing,"  reports  Campbell- 
Evans.  "Eighty-eight  percent 
registered  to  vote  and  78 
percent  actually  voted.  The 
election  is  reported  to  be  only 
the  second  fair  election  in 
Nicaraguan  history  (the  other 
i      as  in  1984),  so  it  was  a  festive 


occasion.  Many  churches  held 
services  on  Saturday  to  free  up 
Sunday  for  the  election." 

The  Presbyterian  contingent 
attended  rallies  by  the  two  main 
parties:  the  Frente  Sandinista 
Liberacion  Nacional  party  and 
the  UNO  (United  National 
Opposition)  party,  a  fragile 
coalition  of  13  parties  ranging 
from  conservative  to  socialist  to 
communist.  They  listened  to  the 
views  of  Conservative 
Democrats,  Liberal  Inde- 
pendents, and  Revolutionary 
Workers'  Party  members.  Then, 


aboard  a  stubborn  mule, 
CampbeU-Evans  and  her  com- 
panion rode  to  Wiwili,  a  remote 
community  in  northem  Nicaragua 
(no  telephone  and  only  one 
inoperable  radio),  to  observe  the 
voting  at  11  poUing  places.  She 
describes  what  she  saw. 

"By  6  a.m.,  poll-watchers 
were  assembling  cardboard 
boxes  and  hanging  black 
plastic  for  voting  booths,  all  in 
full  view  of  the  public,  to 
prevent  ballot  stuffing.  The 
ballots  were  large  sheets  of 
paper  covered  with  each 


Sally  Campbell-Evans,  surrounded  by  members  of  her  host  family  in 
Wiwili,  Nicaragua. 


party's  colorful  and  distinct 
symbols.  Though  the  majority 
of  Nicaraguans  have  become 
literate  since  1979,  writing  on 
the  ballots  was  kept  to  a  mini- 
mum. Signs  proclaimed 
"Voting  is  easy,"  and  "We're  all 
going  to  vote"  and  showed 
how  to  mark,  fold,  and  register 
the  ballot,  and  have  a  thumb 
stamped  with  ink  to  prevent  a 
second  vote.  Voters  waited  in 
line  for  hours  in  the  scorching 
sun  and  pouring  rain.  Pregnant 
women,  the  aged,  and  women 
with  children  were  allowed  to 
vote  first.  Soldiers  in  pairs 
came  out  of  the  fields  to  vote 
and  return  to  fighting.  When 
the  day  was  over,  the  ballots 
were  tallied.  Fifty-four  percent 
had  voted  for  UNO  and  41  per- 
cent for  the  Sandinista  party. 

"The  voting  procedure  was 
honest  and  fair,"  reports 
Campbell-Evans,  "but  how  do 
you  factor  in  eight  years  of  war, 
five  years  of  trade  embargo, 
$29  million  paid  by  the  U.S.  to 
the  opposition  in  the  last  four 
years,  the  invasion  of  Panama 
two  months  prior?  In  my 
opinion,    the    people  of 


Nicaragua  were  forced  to 
make  a  choice,  either  for  the 
Sandinista  government  or 
against  the  war,  the  draft,  and 
the  economic  embargo.  They 
vote  for  their  stomachs." 

It  is  possible  that  there  will 
be  more  violence  in  the 
country,  she  said.  "It  seems  to 
me,"  she  continued,  "that  the 
most  important  thing  we  can 
do  is  to  continue  to  pray  for  the 
people  of  Nicaragua  and 
support  any  efforts  of  recon- 
ciliation taking  place  there. 
Reconciliation  is  the  key  to 
their  future." 

Campbell-Evans  holds  a 
mission  diaconate  of  the  Pres- 
byterian Church  (U.S.A.),  ap- 
pointed to  the  Stony  Point 
Center  in  New  York.  She 
coordinates  the  center's 
Central  American  Education 
Program.  She  is  married  to  the 
Reverend  Clarke  Campbell- 
Evans,  executive  secretary  for 
five  southern  countries  of 
South  America  for  the  General 
Board  of  Global  Ministries, 
United  Methodist  Church.  □ 


PAID  FOR  BY  FRIENDS  AND  SUPPORTERS  OF  UNION  THEOLOGICAL  SEMINARY 


Bible  Study— Lesson  10,  June  1990 


Add  to  Your  Faith...   II  Peter  1 :1  -2:1  Oa 


By  MARY  BONEY  SHEATS 

How  big  is  your  Bible?  There  are  66  books  in 
our  Protestant  sacred  Scriptures:  how  many  of 
them  do  you  read?  Our  concluding  Bible  studies 
for  this  year  will  deal  with  two  that  you  may 
not  read  very  often.  II  Peter  and  Jude  are 
among  the  most  obscure  volumes  in  the  canon. 

The  Book  of  Second  Peter 

While  II  Peter  is  classified  as  a  letter  among 
the  General  Epistles  of  the  New  Testament,  it 
also  can  come  under  the  particular  literary 
genre  of  "testament."  This  category  consists  of 
a  speech  or  blessing  offered,  usually  at  the  close 
of  a  person's  life,  summarizing  the  teachings  or 
wishes  of  that  person.  In  the  Old  Testament, 
Moses'  farewell  address  in  Deuteronomy  33 
would  be  a  testament,  as  would,  in  the  New 
Testament,  Jesus'  farewell  discourses 
in  John  13  -  17.  "Testaments"  were  a 
popular  style  for  Jewish  writings  in 
between  what  we  call,  in  a  slightly 
different  sense,  the  "Old  Testament" 
and  the  "New  Testament." 

II  Peter  was  written,  not  to  a 
named  church,  but  rather  for 
believers  everywhere;  it  evoked 
enough  conviction  as  being  in  the 
tradition  of  Peter  (therefore  "or- 
thodox" or  "right")  to  give  it  a  place  in 
Scripture.  It  is  different  in  style  and 
background  from  I  Peter,  and  it  may 
be  helpful  to  think  of  this  book  as  a  summary 
of  the  impact  Peter  made  as  a  disciple. 

Using  his  combined  Hebrew  and  Greek 
name,  he  identifies  himself  as  a  "slave  and 
apostle"  of  Jesus  Christ.  (II  Peter  1:1)  He  puts 
himself  on  a  par  with  his  readers,  praying  that 
the  two  blessings  of  "grace"  and  "peace"  may  not 
only  be  present  in  them  but  may  be  "multi- 
plied." 

We  Have  It  AU 

Those  who  know  God  in  Christ  have  as  gifts 
"all  things  that  pertain  to  life  and  godliness." 
(1:3)  These  gifts  are  made  possible  to  us  by 

— God's  divine  power  (1:3); 

— "his  precious  and  very  great  promises" 
(1:4);  and 

— the  assurance  that  we  shall  be  "partakers 
of  the  divine  nature"  (1:4) 

Such  an  affirmation  may  remind  us  of  some 
words  of  Peter  in  the  Gospel  of  John.  When 
Jesus'  popularity  began  to  wane  he  asked  his 
disciples,  "Will  you  also  go  away?"  Peter 
answered,  "Lord,  to  whom  shall  we  go?  You 
have  the  words  of  eternal  life."  (John  6:67-68) 

From  Faith  to  Love 

Although  one  of  the  principal  themes  of  his 
message  is  to  be  against  the  heresy  involved  in 
licentiousness,  his  approach  is  to  emphasize 
the  positive.  Beginning  with  faith,  which  to 
Peter  is  a  gift  from  God  and  not  something  a 
person  earns,  he  calls  for  seven  noble  at- 
tributes, culminating  in  love.  Each  of  these 
involves  discipline  and  is  something  to  be 
worked  for  diligently.  Important  as  faith  is,  it 
is  not  enough;  it  has  to  be  supplemented.  Peter 
is  here  giving  us  the  essentials  of  the  moral  life. 

There  can  be  no  place  in  "the  eternal 
kingdom  of  our  Lord  and  Savior  Jesus  Christ" 
for  those  who  do  not  follow  the  ethical  behavior 
embodied  in  these  steps  from  faith  to  love.  By 
your  actions  you  "confirm  your  call  and  elec- 
tion." (II  Peter  1:10) 

.Remembered  Experiences, 
Genuine  Prophecy 

The  highlight  of  Peter's  pre-Passion  Week 
experience  as  a  disciple  was  that  of  the  Trans- 
figuration. The  event  was  genuine  and 


Mary  B.  Sheats 


profound,  not  myth.  (1:16)  It  indelibly  im- 
pressed on  Peter  God's  affirmation  of  Jesus  as 
God's  Son.  Peter  can  say,  "We  were  eyewit- 
nesses. . .  we  heard  this  voice, ...  we  were  with 
him."  (1:16,18) 

A  genuine  experience  of  the  presence  of  God 
is  something  no  one  can  take  from  us.  While  we 
cannot  presume  to  put  our  experiences  in  the 
category  of  those  of  Peter,  even  the  years  do  not 
dim  the  memory  of  a  sense  of  being  called  to 
service,  or  of  the  awesome  awareness  of  the 
closeness  of  Christ.  Peter  had  lived  day  by  day, 
in  and  out  of  boats,  in  association  with  Jesus, 
but  there  was  something  special  about  God's 
revelation  in  the  Transfiguration,  and  Peter  did 
not  want  his  readers  to  diminish  its  authen- 
ticity. 

Peter  finds  authority  not  only  in  remem- 
bered experience  but  also  in  "the  prophetic 
word."  (1:19)  By  this  he  would  mean  Holy  Scrip- 
ture, the  tradition  through  which 
God  made  his  will  known.  The 
authority  of  Scripture  was  and  is  self- 
authenticating,  and  Peter  here  com- 
pares it  to  "a  lamp  shining  in  a  dark 
place."  (1:19)  Those  who  wrote  God's 
word  did  so  under  the  guidance  of  the 
Holy  Spirit  (1:21),  and  interpretation 
of  the  word  must  be  under  the  same 
auspices.  Our  author  lived  long 
enough  to  see  the  letters  of  Paul  con- 
sidered as  Scripture  (3:15-16).  In  his 
mind,  they  evidently  shared  the 
same  Holy  Spirit  as  the  words  of  the 
ancient  prophets. 


False  Prophets:  An  Old  Story 

In  Ch'apter  2  the  author  becomes  specific 
about  his  deep  concern:  the  presence  of  false 
teachers  in  the  church.  These  false  teachers 
bring  in  heresies  (false  beliefs);  heresies  lead  to 
licentiousness,  especially  to  greed.  (II  Peter 
2:1-3)  The  author  turns  to  Jewish  history  for 
examples  of  God's  response  to  sin  and  to 
righteousness.  His  first  illustration,  that  of  an- 
gels being  cast  into  hell  (2:4),  refers  to  a  rab- 
binic interpretation  of  Gen.  6:1-5 — "a  bit  of 
unassimilated  mythology"  in  which  angels  de- 
scended from  heaven  and  seduced  women  on 
earth,  resulting  in  the  origin  of  giants. 

There  follow  other  examples  of  sin  being 
punished  and  righteousness  being  rewarded: 

"The  ancient  world"  was  drowned  in  the 
flood,  while  Noah  and  his  family  were  saved; 
"the  cities  of  Sodom  and  Gomorrah"  were 
destroyed  by  fire  and  brimstone  while  Lot  was 
preserved.  (2:4-8) 

The  Question 

Our  next  study  will  continue  with  II  Peter's 
theme  of  the  relation  between  theology  and 
ethics:  of  licentiousness  having  its  roots  in  false 
teaching,  which  is  based  on  the  wrong 
authority. 

In  the  expectation  of  the  Second  Coming  of 
Christ,  the  question  this  entire  book  of  II  Peter 
makes  its  readers  confront  is, 

"What  sort  of  persons  ought  you  to  be.  .  .  ?" 
(3:11)  What  do  you  need  to  add  to  your  faith? 

Suggested  Activities 

1.  Write  the  names  of  the  items  in  II  Peter 
1:5-7  on  separate  pieces  of  cardboard  (or  4  x  6 
cards).  Give  each  to  a  different  person.  Ask  her 
to  tell  what  the  attribute  means  to  her,  giving 
an  illustration  if  possible.  See  how  each  word 
relates  to  the  one  it  follows. 

2.  II  Peter  refers  to  "multiplying"  (1:2)  and 
"adding"  (1:5  KJV).  What  other  mathematical 
transactions  do  you  find  in  this  book? 

3.  Close  by  singing  (or  having  someone  read) 
George  Matheson's  hjrmn,  "Make  Me  a  Captive, 
Lord,"  #308  in  The  Hymnbook. 


Calhoun  named  to  PCUSA  Foundation  board 


Leon  J.  Calhoun  Sr.  of 
Hampton,  Va.,  has  been 
named  to  the  Board  of  Trus- 
tees of  the  Presbyterian 
Church  (U.S.A.)  Foundation. 
Calhoun  is  serving  a  three- 
year  term  which  began  on 


January  1,  1990. 

Calhoun  has  served  the 
Presb5rterian  Church  (U.S.A.) 
as  a  member  of  its  advisory 
committee  on  Human 
Resource  Management  and  its 
Churchwide  Compensation 


Policy  Guidelines  Task  Force. 

He  was  a  trustee  of  the 
former  Synod  of  New  York  as 
well  as  a  member  of  the  Reor- 
ganizing Commission  for  the 
Synod  of  the  North  East. 


The  Presbyterian  News,  May  1990, 1  a^je  il 

60  attend  PREM  training 


Sixty  persons  from  the  synod 
recently  attended  a  Pres- 
byterian and  Reformed  Educa- 
tional Ministry  (PREM)  Advo- 
cate training  event. 

PREM  Advocates  help  in- 
terpret the  resources  de- 
veloped for  PREM,  assist  con- 
gregations in  the  use  of  those 
resources,  and  encourage  and 
assist  congregations  in  plan- 
ning for  a  comprehensive 
educational  ministry. 

These  advocates  have  been 
elected  to  three-year  terms  by 
their  presbyteries  to  replace 
the  initial  group  of  PREM  ad- 
vocates, whose  terms  are  now 
expiring.  Some  are  original  ad- 
vocates who  were  re-elected. 

Members  of  the  leadership 
team  which  planned  the  event 
were  Lena  Clausell,  Jocelyn 
Hill,  Terry  Martin-Minnich, 
William  Painter  and  Becky 
Lee-Andrews. 

Overall  leadership  for  the 
synod-sponsored  event  was 
supplied  by  Margaret  Haney 
from  the  General  Assembly's 
Education  and  Congregational 
Ministry  Unit,  and  Ms. 
Clausell  from  the  Continuing 
Education  Office  at  Union 


Theological  Seminary. 

Those  attending  the  March 
event  were,  by  presbjrtery: 

Baltimore — Ken  Byerly,  Terry 
Martin-Minnich,  Nancy  Saarles,  and 
Pat  Aaserude 

Charlotte — Edward  Newberry, 
Jean  Love,  Mary  Carol  Michie,  D.C. 
Home,  Lucy  Roddey,  and  Jocelyn  Hill 

Coastal  Carolina — Joe  Hill  and 
Edith  Hill 

Eastern  Virginia — Michael  Con- 
drey,  William  Heywood  Jr.,  Barbara 
Bayley,  Sylvia  Maume,  Susan  Sauer, 
Patricia  Freshney,  Miki  Vanderbilt, 
Nancy  Smith,  and  Patricia  Feely 

The  James — Lil  Eanes,  Nancy 
Pederson,  Gloria  Cauthorne,  Von 
Clemans,  Betty  Morris,  Gerry 
Anders,  Marge  Shaw,  and  Jeanette 
Burgess 

New  Hope — Betty  Berghaus, 
Sheila  Barrick,  and  Marilyn  Hein 

National  Capital — Virginia 
White,  Gretchen  Peacock,  and  Karen 
Werner 

New  Castle — Carol  Ann  Purkey 
and  David  Parke 

The  Peaks — Mary  Lea  Hartman, 
Mary  Barton,  and  Pat  Kirk 

Salem — Delores  Spielman,  Parks 
Williams,  Donna  Chase,  Leslie  Mc- 
Leod,  Katy  Raid,  Pat  Stewart,  Ida 
McCaskill,  Bill  Chase,  Ella  Mae 
Phelps,  Rebekah  Lee-Andrews,  and 
Hewon  Han 

Shenandoah — William  Painter, 
Mary  Lou  McMillin,  Norbert  Peil, 
Stephen  Kenney,  Skip  Hastings, 
Sally  Robinson  and  Henry  Woodall 


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Pag?^  12,  The  Presbyterian  News,  May  1990 

Youth  of  churches 
fellowship  together 


A  problem  faced  by  many 
small  churches  is  not  having 
enough  young  people  to  have  a 
viable  youth  group.  Churches 
in  Granville  County  faced  this 
same  problem.  But,  in  the  fall 
of  1987,  elder  Mike  Blunt  from 
the  Butner  Presbyterian 
Church  contacted  Phil  and  Jan 
Butin  of  the  Oxford  Pres- 
byterian Church,  about  the 
possibility  of  some  joint  youth 
activities. 

After  talking  with  Blunt, 
the  idea  was  expanded  into  a 
plan  for  a  county-wide  Pres- 
byterian youth  ministry. 
Churches  to  be  included  would 
be  Oxford  Presbyterian 
Church  (156  members),  the 
Butner  Presbyterian  Church 
(64  members)the  historically 
black  Timothy  Darling  Pres- 
byterian Church  of  Oxford  (71 
members),  and  the  four  rural 
churches  pastored  by  George 
Crofoot — Grassy  Creek, 
Hebron,  Oak  Hill,  and  Geneva, 
each  having  10  to  65  members. 

The  first  step  was  to  in- 
volve both  lay  and  clergy 
leadership  from  these  chur- 
ches. Elder  Sylvia  Hendrix 
from  the  Geneva  Church  and 
Elder  Roverta  Howell  from  the 
Timothy  Darling  Church  were 
brought  into  the  planning. 
Working  together,  all  seven 
churches  were  contacted  to 
determine  which  churches  had 
youth  in  what  age  groups. 

All  were  interested,  though 
some  of  the  churches  didn't 
have  any  youth  in  particular 
age  groups.  With  much  of  the 
energy  about  this  youth  minis- 
try still  coming  from  Mike 
Blunt,  all  the  churches 
provided  lay  and  clergy  leader- 
ship. 

The  model  settled  on  was  to 
have  three  to  four  events  each 
year  for  3rd  -  5th  graders,  and 
two  to  four  events  annually  for 
6th  -  12th  graders.  The  pro- 
gram was  called  Granville 
County  Presbyterian 
Youth.  The  events  are 
planned  and  hosted  alterna- 
tively by  the  various  churches 
in  the  county.  With  the 
younger  group,  there  have 
been  between  15  and  30 
children  for  evening  meetings 
which  are  planned  with  high- 
energy  games  (off-beat  relays, 
water  games,  etc.),  a  dinner, 
singing  with  guitar,  and  a 
Bible  discussion.  Christian 


videotape,  or  similar  learning 
and  growth  activity. 

In  the  older  group,  15  to  20 
youth  participated  in  Christ- 
mas caroling  at  the  Murdock 
Center  in  Butner,  a  dance  at 
the  Timothy  Darling  Church, 
a  "50's"  party  which  focused  on 
the  way  God  remains  faithful 
throughout  the  changes  of 
time  and  culture,  and  the  an- 
nual "youth  day"  with  Chris- 
tian speakers  and  a  Duke 
University  football  game. 

Several  weeks  ago,  the 
older  youth  met  at  Timothy 
Darling  Church  to  visit  several 
local  nursing  homes  and  sing. 
Due  to  a  van  outreach  to  the 
federal  housing  projects  in  Ox- 
ford which  Timothy  Darling 
has  recently  begun,  10 
teenagers  were  present  from 
Timothy  Darling.  Another  ten 
were  there  from  Oxford,  But- 
ner, and  Geneva.  Dinner  was 
served  at  that  church  after- 
ward, and  the  young  people 
had  a  fantastic  time. 

The  inter-racial  fellowship 
has  been  tremendous  not  only 
for  the  youth,  but  also  for  the 
adult  leaders.  Needless  to  say, 
significant  reconciliation  is 
taking  place  in  Christ. 

For  those  who  have  been  in- 
volved, the  result  of  Granville 
County  Presbyterian  "Youth 
has  been  a  renewed  relation- 
ship with  Christ  and  the 
church,  a  much  stronger  sense 
of  Presbyterian  connectional 
identity,  and  a  profound  ap- 
preciation for  the  variety  of 
churches  within  our  denom- 
ination and  their  unique 
strengths. 

The  young  people  look 
forward  to  seeing  those  from 
the  other  churches,  and  there 
has  been  a  real  willingness  on 
their  parts  to  include  and 
respect  one  another,  not- 
withstanding the  diverse 
backgrounds  represented. 

As  more  and  more  of  the 
younger  children  grow  up,  it  is 
hoped  that  this  ministry  will 
become  stronger,  larger  and 
more  vital.  If  you  would  like 
more  information  on  the  Gran- 
ville County  Presbyterian 
Youth  or  would  be  interested 
in  starting  a  similar  program 
in  your  area,  please  feel  free  to 
contact  Philip  and  Janet 
Butin,  pastors  of  the  Oxford 
Presbyterian  Church,  (919) 
693-6816. 


Racial  ethnic  ministry 


The  Racial  Ethnic  Ministry 
Unit  is  one  of  eight  ministry 
units  of  the  Presbytery  of  New 
Hope.  Its  purpose  is  to  work 
toward  peace  and  wholeness 
within  the  presbytery  com- 
munity. 

According  to  the  Design  for 
Mission,  this  purpose  is  to  be 
achieved  by: 

1.  enabling  other  ministry 
units  to  fulfill  their  respon- 
sibilities related  to  racial  eth- 
nic concerns 

2.  monitoring  of  functions 
within  the  presbytery,  includ- 
ing equal  employment  oppor- 
tunities 

3.  advocacy  for  the  church's 
witness  for  racial  justice  in 
society 

4   participation  in  strategy 


development  for  racial  ethnic 
facets  of  presbytery's  work. 

One  of  this  committees'  ob- 
jectives for  1990  is  to  promote 
special  racial  ethnic  programs 
such  as  the  annual  racial  eth- 
nic caucuses/convocations 
throughout  the  Presbyterian 
Church. 

The  annual  Racial  Ethnic 
Convocation  was  held  May 
3-6  in  Houston,  Texas.  The  ra- 
cial-ethnic committee  pro- 
vided partial  scholarships  in 
the  amount  of  $165.  The  con- 
vocation included  Asians, 
African  Americans,  Hispanics, 
and  Native  Americans. 

For  more  information  about 
the  racial  ethnic  committee, 
please  contact  the  Presbytery 
office. 


May  1990 


Sylvia  Goodnight,  Editor 


VIM'S  travel  to  Mexico 


On  March  3,  a  15-member 
group  from  the  East  Carolina 
University  Presbyterian  Cam- 
pus Ministry  embarked  on  a 
Volunteers  in  Mission  trip  to 
Muna,  Mexico.  The  exotic 
area  in  Mexico  in  which  they 
would  live,  the  pronounced 
diversity  among  the  members 
of  the  group,  and  the  lessons 
God  had  in  store  for  them  were 
all  unimaginable  at  that  time. 

They  spent  six  months  rais- 
ing $11,000  through  car 
washes,  donations  from  Pres- 
bjd^erian  Churches,  bake  sales, 
a  Valentine  breakfast-in-bed- 
sale,  and  a  burrito  dinner. 
They  met  regularly  to  discuss 
the  Yucatan  Area  they  would 
be  visiting,  the  culture  and  the 
language. 

The  group  left  the  Raleigh- 
Durham  airport  with  high 
hopes  and  a  few  expectations 
about  the  families  in  which 
they  would  live,  the  work  they 
would  do,  and  the  type  of  trip 
it  would  be.  Most  of  those 
hopes  and  expectations  would 
be  fulfilled  in  a  much  different 
way  than  any  pre-conceived 
ideas. 

A  brief  customs  stop  in 

Cozumel,  a  resort  area,  gave 
some  volunteers  their  first 
taste  of  Mexico.  About  a  third 
had  been  to  Mexico  on  pre- 
vious mission  experiences. 
Two  are  Mexican  citizens  who 
came  to  study  in  the  United 
States  after  a  work-team  went 
to  their  city,  Sahagun,  four 
years  ago. 

Back  on  the  plane  to 
Merida,  conversations  be- 
tween team  members  marked 
their  differences  in  back- 
groimd  and  personality.  Their 
career  goals  ranged  from 
fulltime  mission  work  after 
graduation  to  physical 
therapy,  criminal  justice, 
teaching,  art,  dance  and  writ- 
ing. A  couple  members  of  the 
group  already  had  graduated 
and  work  at  the  local  radio  sta- 
tion and  medical  school.  They 
all  came  for  different  reasons, 
but  united  for  the  same  pur- 
pose— to  do  a  task  that  the 
Lord  had  set  for  them  to  do. 

Their  project  in  Numa  in- 
cluded laying  a  floor  and  build- 
ing benches,  or  at  least  the 
group  thought  that  was  the 
plan.  Upon  arrival,  they  saw 
that  the  80-member  church 
had  been  making  do  for  the 
last  20  years  with  a  handful  of 
benches  and  chairs  that  were 
frail  at  best,  no  doors,  and  a 
concrete  floor.  Excitement 
arose  at  the  possibility  of  im- 
proving the  conditions. 

However,  the  week  became 
a  humbling  experience  for  the 
team.  The  Lord  set  for  them 
another  agenda,  which  did  not 
include  immediate  work. 
Tiles  and  wood  were  not 
delivered  on  time,  and  a 
professional  was  hired  to  do 
part  of  the  work.  These  set- 
backs sufficed  to  frustrate  the 
majority  of  the  work  team. 

It  became  hard  for  some  of 
the  members  to  enjoy  the  side- 
trips  because  they  felt  guilty 
about  not  doing  the  physical 
labor  anticipated.  The  group 


Michelle  Lee  of  Morehead  City  and  Tiffany  Barnes  of  Raleigh 
pose  with  elementary  school  students  in  Opichen,  Mexico 


had  to  learn  to  cope  with  a 
schedule  that  changed  daily 
and  a  stark  realization  that 
they  had  absolutely  no  control 
over  the  situation. 

By  the  middle  of  the  week, 
important  questions  were 
posed:  What  was  their  pur- 
pose in  being  there  and  were 
they  doing  the  job  God  wanted 
them  to  do?  Prayers  were 
lifted  up,  asking  God  to  give 
them  peace  about  their 
presence  there  in  all  that  they 
did  and  asking  Him  to  help 
them  fulfill  whatever  tasks  He 
would  ask  of  them. 

God  answered  those 
prayers  quickly.  Truckloads  of 
wood  and  tile  arrived  the  next 
day,  which  left  the  group  with 
enough  physical  labor  to  work 
all  day  and  into  the  night  for 
their  last  two  days.  And  the 
pastor  of  the  church  said  that 
the  group's  actions  at  the 
beginning  of  the  week  had 
made  a  definite  impression  on 
the  youth  of  the  church,  who 
were  struggling  with  the  same 
types  of  peer  pressure  as  the 
youth  in  the  U.S. 


The  10-day  trip  came  to  an 
abrupt  end,  and  when  the  mo- 
ment came  to  leave  there  was 
an  air  of  thankfulness  but  also 
sadness.  Ten  days  had 
definitely  been  enough  and  yet 
it  had  not.  These  Mayan  Chris- 
tians were  all  brothers  and 
sisters  by  faith,  they  would  be 
seen  again  in  heaven  and  yet 
there  was  a  yearning  to  get  to 
know  them  just  a  little  bit  bet- 
ter while  here  on  earth. 

Members  of  the  1990  ECU 
Presbyterian  VIM  work-team 
were:  Michelle  Burcher  (the 
leader  and  Presbyterian  cam- 
pus minister),  Shawne  Ander- 
son, Chris  Cox,  Osar  Montiel, 
Stephanie  Folsom,  Andy 
Spratt,  Carla  Edwards,  Tif- 
fany Barnes,  Dona  Leith,  Em- 
manuel Vargas,  Michelle  Lee, 
Mary  Rutt,  Dana  Kirvan, 
Jonathon  Gravel  and  Bonnie 
Fulton. 

(The  above  article  was  writ- 
ten by  Stephanie  Folsom,  a 
senior  journalism  major  at 
East  Carolina  University,  was 
a  member  of  the  VIM  work- 
team.) 


Churches  help  with 
refugee  resettlement 


There  are  10  to  14  million 
refugees  in  the  world  today 
who  know  the  despair  of  home- 
lessness  and  the  attempt  to 
keep  hope  alive. 

Some  left  their  homelands 
because  of  religious  persecu- 
tion; others  left  because  of 
bombings  and  violence.  Still 
others  had  to  leave  because 
their  political  viewpoints  have 
made  them  subject  to  persecu- 
tion or  even  death. 

Whatever  the  specific 
reason  for  their  flight,  they  are 
persons  without  a  home  who 
fear  persecution  if  they  are 
sent  back  to  their  country. 

Church  sponsorship  is 
one  way  of  bringing  hope  into 
the  bleak  future  many 
refugees  now  face.  Through 
sponsorship,  churches  and 
church  committees  can  offer  a 
hand  of  friendship  to  enable 
refugees  to  begin  a  new  life  in 
this  country. 

For  Christians,  refugee 
resettlement  offers  a  unique 
chance  to  participate.  In  a 
world  of  broken  lives  and  shat- 
tered dreams,  of  violence  and 
fear  of  homelessness,  refugee 
resettlement  is  one  way  local 
church  members  can  bring 
healing  and  hope  to  an  in- 


dividual or  family  now  in  a 
refugee  camp  overseas. 

In  1989  alone  churches  in 
Cary,  Raleigh,  Durham, 
Graham,  High  Point  and  Bur- 
lington sponsored  refugees 
from  Poland,  Afghanistan, 
Laos,  Vietnam,  and  Iran.  Also, 
churches  in  Madison,  Roanoke 
Rapids,  and  Kill  Devil  Hills 
are  in  the  process  of  applying 
for  sponsorship. 

Our  denomination's  connec- 
tion to  refugees  in  need. 
Church  World  Service, 
maintains  contact  with  local 
religious  and  other  relief  or- 
ganizations around  the  world, 
keeping  our  denomination  in- 
formed where  and  when  our 
assistance  is  required. 
Church  World  Service  also 
provides  information  to  and 
coordinates  the  work  of  chur- 
ches involved  in  refugee  reset- 
tlement. A  major  source  of 
funding  is  the  One  Great 
Hour  of  Sharing  offering. 

If  you  can  envision  your 
congregation's  participation  in 
this  ministry  and  would  Uke 
further  information,  please 
contact  Wendy  Segreti, 
denominational  coordinator, 
1104  Askham  Drive,  Cary,  NC 
27511,(919)  469-1999. 


The  Presbyterian  News 

of  the  Synod  of  the  Mid-Atlantic 


New  Hope  Presbytery 
Presbytery  News 
see  page  12 


June  1990 


Vol.  LVI,  Number  5 


Richmond,  Va. 


Lagging  contributions  force  cuts 
of  $603,260  in  mission  funding 


Thousands  of  young  people,  like  this  camper  at 
Chesapeake  Center  in  Port  Deposit,  Md.,  will  be  enjoying 
fun  and  fellowship  this  summer  through  outdoor  mini- 
stries throughout  the  synod.  (Chesapeake  Center  photo) 


Faced  with  a  $603,260  deficit, 
the  Synod  of  the  Mid-Atlantic 
must  cut  its  1990  mission 
budget  by  20  percent. 

Revised  budget  figures 
show  that  the  synod  will  only 
have  $2.37  million  in  revenue 
for  mission,  compared  to  an 
anticipated  income  of  $2.91 
million. 

Synod  Council  has  in- 
structed S3mod  committees  to 
identify  and  prioritize  what 
program  areas  can  be 
decreased. 

The  synod  committees  will 
report  back  to  the  Synod 
Finance  Committee,  which 
will  meet  June  11.  The  Synod 
Council  will  act  on  the  Finance 
Committee's  recommenda- 
tions prior  to  the  June  22-23 
Synod  Assembly. 

About  $383,000  has  been 
subtracted  from  funding  to 
programs  and  institutions 
which  receive  a  set  proportion 
of  the  mission  budget.  These 
institutions  will  also  be  asked 
to  voluntarily  return  funds 
they  do  not  need. 

The  first  indication  that 
major  cutbacks  were  neces- 
sary came  during  the  Mission 
Funding  Consultation,  April 
27  in  Richmond.  At  that  time 
three  presbyteries  presented 
funding  commitments  to 
synod  for  1990  that  are  sig- 
nificantly lower  than  the 
amounts  synod  anticipated 
receiving. 

Coastal  Carolina's  1990 


Mission  giving,  Massanetta  among  issues 
for  204th  Assembly  in  Winston-Salem 


The  synod's  mission  budget 
deficit  and  the  future  of  Mas- 
sanetta Springs  will  be  two  is- 
sues confronting  commis- 
sioners to  the  204th  Synod  As- 
sembly, June  22-23  in 
Winston-Salem,  N.C. 

The  Synod  Finance  Com- 
mittee is  scheduled  to  present 
its  report  the  first  afternoon. 
Given  that  revenues  for  mis- 
sion fell  more  than  half  a  mil- 
lion dollars  short  of  projections 
for  1990,  the  commissioners 
may  well  spend  some  time  dis- 
cussing the  issue  (see  related 
story  this  page). 

By  the  time  the  assembly 
meets,  the  Finance  Committee 
and  Synod  Council  should 
have  made  the  cuts  to  1990 
mission  funding.  The  feedback 


from  those  reductions  and  the 
outlook  for  1991,  however, 
may  cause  some  debate. 

Synod  planners  projected 
an  increase  in  unified  giving 
from  the  presbyteries  in  1990, 
but  commitments  fell  for  the 
third  straight  year. 

Massanetta,  the  hot  topic  at 
the  1989  assembly  meeting, 
will  again  be  an  issue.  The 
standoff  between  the  synod 
and  the  conference  center's 
board  of  trustees  ended  in 
February  with  a  joint  agree- 
ment, but  did  not  decide  the 
key  issue — whether  to  reopen 
Massanetta. 

The  Massanetta  board  has 
been  re-organized — 10  new 
members  joining  12  holdover 
members — and    a    set  of 


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guidelines  established  for 
deciding  the  conference 
center's  fate. 

The  new  board  is  studying 
the  cost  of  re-opening  the  cen- 
ter near  Harrisonburg  and  a 
report  is  scheduled  for  the 
Saturday  morning  session  of 
the  Synod  Assembly. 

The  Rev.  Wylie  Smith  of 
Laurinburg,  N.C,  new  presi- 
dent of  the  board,  said  the 
board  should  have  an  estimate 
of  the  cost  of  getting 
Massanetta  "to  the  point 
where  it  could  be  re-opened." 
In  the  meantime,  the  day-to- 
day expenses  of  the  center  and 
board  are  being  financed 
through  a  loan  by  the  sjmod 
from  the  interest  from  the 
Massanetta  Endowment. 

Previous  estimates  for 
renovating  the  old  hotel  build- 
ing and  adding  a  new  dining 
room  and  kitchen  have  run  as 
high  as  $6  million.  In  fall  1988 
the  Massanetta  board  voted  to 
close  and  sell  the  conference 
center.  It  cited  the  property's 
condition,  declining  atten- 
dance and  a  consultant's 
report  that  a  capital  campaign 
was  not  feasible  as  reasons  to 
sell  Massanetta  and  use  the 
proceeds  to  fund  program- 
continued  on  page  5 


commitment  dropped  from 
$237,750  to  $150,000.  The 
James'  commitment  is  $53,586 
instead  of  a  predicted 
$117,336.  Western  North 
Carolina  will  contribute 
$118,384  instead  of  $169,400. 

When  the  Finance  Commit- 
tee and  Synod  Council  set  the 
1990  budget  last  year,  they  an- 
ticipated an  increase  in  con- 
tributions to  synod  mission. 
Instead,  contributions  fell 
again.  "Both  the  council  and 
the  finance  committee  an- 
ticipated a  restoration  of  most 
of  the  income  lost  in  1989," 
said  Synod  Associate  Execu- 
tive for  Finance  Joe  Pickard. 
"Instead,  the  1990  support  is 
$187,565  less  than  it  was  in 
1989." 


Unified  giving  to  synod  has 
decreased  from  $2.27  million 
in  1988,  to  $1.76  miUion  in 
1989,  and  $1.58  million  in 
1990. 

Synod  Executive  Carroll 
Jenkins  told  council  that  in- 
dividual Presbyterians  are 
giving  more  to  mission,  but 
more  of  those  dollars  are  stay- 
ing at  the  local  level. 

Adding  that  several  factors 
were  to  blame  for  the  situa- 
tion, Jenkins  pointed  to  two  of 
them.  First,  some  local  chur- 
ches are  redefining  their 
relationship  to  the  larger 
church.  Second,  some  pres- 
byteries are  holding  back  a 
higher  percentage  of  mission 
dollars  than  in  the  past. 

continued  on  page  3 


Synod  will  withdraw 
from  GA  partnership 


The  Synod  of  the  Mid-Atlantic 
and  its  member  presbyteries 
are  planning  to  leave  the 
PC(USA)  Mission  Partnership 
Funds  program  by  1992. 

The  Synod  Council  con- 
firmed the  withdrawal  plan 
during  its  May  meeting  and 
the  presbytery  councils  have 
been  requested  to  act  on  it 
prior  to  July  11. 

The  program  distributes  a 
portion  of  the  General 
Assembly's  unified  giving  to 
the  synods  based  upon  their 
mission  funding  needs.  For 
1990  the  Synod  of  the  Mid-At- 
lantic received  $585,000 
through  the  program. 

Distribution  of  this  money 
was  decided  during  the  April 
27  Mission  Funding  Consult- 
ation in  Richmond. 

The  synod  will  keep 
$207,055  for  its  mission 
programs. 

Eight  presbyteries,  in  des- 
cending order  of  the  amount, 
will  receive  the  following:  Bal- 
timore, $70,000;  National 
Capital,  $65,690;  New  Castle, 
$58,467;  The  Peaks,  $52,424; 
Abingdon,  $48,000;  The 
James,  $35,868;  Eastern  Vir- 
ginia, $25,496;  and  Charlotte, 
$22,000. 

Presbyteries  not  request- 
ting  a  share  of  the  partnership 


funds  are  Coastal  Carolina, 
New  Hope,  Salem,  Shenan- 
doah and  Western  North 
Carolina. 

Historically,  partnership 
funds  were  used  by  the  pres- 
byteries of  the  former  United 
Presbyterian  Church,  U.S.A. 

When  the  Synod  of  the  Mid- 
Atlantic  was  formed,  the  Ar- 
ticles of  Agreement  said  the 
new  synod  would  be  self  sup- 
porting and  not  depend  on 
funds  from  the  General  As- 
sembly. 

That  led  the  first  Mission 
Funding  Consultation  in  Oc- 
tober 1988  to  start  the  move 
toward  withdrawal  from  the 
GA  partnership. 

The  plan  under  considera- 
tion cuts  the  amount  from  GA 
by  50  percent  in  1991  and  in- 
cludes no  GA  funds  in  1992. 

Key  to  this  plan  for  "self 
support"  is  insuring  that  con- 
tributions will  instead  be 
forthcoming  from  the  pres- 
bj^eries  to  provide  for  sharing 
among  the  presbyteries  within 
the  synod. 

Mid-Atlantic  will  be  the 
seventh  synod  to  withdraw 
from  the  troubled  GA  pro- 
gram. Five  other  synods,  how- 
ever, rely  on  the  funds  and  face 
added  financial  problems  be- 
cause of  its  lack  of  support. 


GA  elects  Gwynn  as  moderator 


SALT  LAKE  CITY,  Utah- 
Price  Henderson  Gwynn  III, 
of  Charlotte,  N.C,  was  elected 
moderator  of  the  202nd 
General  Assembly  of  the 
Presbji^rian  Church,  (U.S.A). 

Gwynn,  an  elder  at  Steele 
Creek  Church,  was  endorsed 
by  the  Presbytery  of  Charlotte. 

He  succeeds  the  Rev. 
Joan  Salmon  Campbell. 

The  July  issue  of  this 
paper  will  carry  more  infor- 
mation about  the  election. 


Price  Henderson  GvrjiiP 


Page     I  ke  Presbyterian  News,  June  1990 


Moderator  reflects  on  past  year  in  the  synod 


Dr.  Christine  Darden,  a  NASA 
aerospace  engineer  from  Hampton,  Va. 
ends  her  term  as  moderator  at  the  June 
22-23  assembly.  Below  are  her  thoughts 
about  the  past  year. 

What  were  the  highlights  of  your 
year  as  moderator? 

As  moderator  I  have  had  the  oppor- 
tunity to  participate  officially  in  the 
last  meetings  of  Hanover  and  Norfolk 
presbyteries.  I  also  participated  in  the 
first  meetings  of  Eastern  Virginia 
Presbytery  and  in  the  installation  of  its 
first  executive  presbyter,  Patricia 
Kams. 

All  of  these  events  were  especially 
meaningful  to  me  because  I  shared  the 
six -year  journey  with  my  fellow  Pres- 
byterians here  in  Virginia.  We 
celebrated  the  heritage  of  what  had 
been  and  looked  with  joy  and  anticipa- 
tion upon  the  opportunities  and  chal- 
lenges that  lay  ahead. 

Reunion  has  been  especially 
traumatic  to  those  of  us  in  the  Mid-At- 
lantic, but  our  belief  that  God  is  with 
us  and  has  been  directing  us  has  moved 
us  onward  to  do  his  will. 

What  do  you  see  as  the  top  priority 
of  the  synod  for  the  future? 


As  the  new  synod  was  being  formed, 
fear  was  expressed  from  several  dif- 
ferent arenas — fear  that  the  voices  of 
certain  groups  would  no  longer  be 
heard,  fear  that  certain  ministries 
would  not  be  supported  by  the  new 
S3niod  and  fear  (be- 
cause of  its  large 
size)  that  support 
to  presbyteries  and 
institutions  would 
suffer. 

Because  of  these 
fears,  safeguards 
were  written  into 
the  Articles  of 
Agreement.  These 
safeguards  were 
written  in  good  faith  and  with  the 
belief  that  support  in  the  new  synod 
would  continue  at  the  same  level  as  it 
had  been  in  the  three  antecedent 
synods. 

Because  giving  has  been  down  this 
year,  the  portions  of  the  articles  which 
dealt  with  financial  commitment  have 
restricted  efforts  of  council  to  dis- 
tribute the  shortfall.  Presbyteries 
within  the  synod  are  now  fully  opera- 
tional and  extra  costs  caused  by  tran- 
sition should  diminish. 

I  believe  that  a  top  priority  of  the 


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Dr.  Darden 


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S3Tiod  should  be  in  the  area  of  "building 
trust."  Communicant  Presbyterians  in 
the  Synod  of  the  Mid-Atlantic  must 
know  that  institutions  and  ministries 
of  the  antecedent  synods  have  been 
embraced  and  that  it  is  through  their 
financial  support  to  the  sjTiod  that  sup- 
port for  these  will  continue.  We  must 
trust  one  another  and  all  be  about 
God's  will. 

What  strengths  do  you  see  in  Pres- 
byterians in  the  synod?  What 
weaknesses? 

Presbyterians  within  this  synod, 
like  Presbjd^erlans  elsewhere,  are  inde- 
pendent, thinking  people.  Issues  ar§ 
discussed,  studied  and  debated — 
generally  at  length — before  a  decision 
is  made.  Through  prayer,  study  and 
discussion  each  communicant  general- 
ly makes  his  or  her  own  decision.  I 
believe  that  this  very  process  has 
strength.  I  believe  that  we  would  not  be 
easily  led  down  the  wrong  pathway. 

A  second  strength  or  opportunity  for 
strength  that  I  see  in  the  Mid-Atlantic 
is  a  result  of  its  diversity.  The  ethnic, 
racial  and  cultural  makeup  of  Pres- 
byterians in  this  region  provides  for  us 
the  opportunity  to  understand  and  ap- 
preciate cultures  different  than  our 
own. 

One  area  of  Presb5i;erianism  which 
disturbs  me  is  our  record  of  retaining 
young  adults  within  the  church.  We 
must  be  aggressive  in  our  teachings  of 
Bible,  ethics  and  religious  concerns  to 
our  young.  We  must  listen  to  their  con- 
cerns as  we  also  try  to  teach  them 


Presbyterianism.  We  must  be  stronger 
in  support  of  our  faith  and  in  our  belief 
that  the  Presbyterian  system  has 
much  to  offer. 


How  do  you  respond  when  some- 
one asks,  "Why  do  we  need  a 
synod?" 

There  are  many  regional  issues  and 
concerns  that  are  shared  by  several 
presb3rteries  but  which  could  be  over 
whelming  to  any  one  presbytery.  These 
concerns  are  appropriately  addresse 
by  the  sjmod. 

Our  institutional  support  and  cam 
pus  ministries  are  concerns  of  the  en- 
tire region  and  not  just  of  a  particular 
presb3rtery.  Presbyteries  also  differ  in 
their  needs  and  the  synod  is  able  to 
provide  resources  and  support  to  each 
presb3d;ery  accordingly. 


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I  have  appreciated  the  opportunity 
to  serve  as  Moderator  of  the  Synod  of 
the  Mid-Atlantic  this  year.  We  have 
had  disagreements  and  triumphs,  but 
I  think  we  grow  in  the  process. 

I  have  come  to  know  and  appreciate 
the  work  and  feelings  of  Presbyterians 
from  the  far  reaches  of  this  synod. 
Again,  I  believe  I  have  grown  more 
because  I  have  been  associated  with 
the  synod  during  its  transition. 

We  approached  the  table  in  fear:  we 
talked,  we  prayed  and  we  debated.  We 
have  come  to  love  one  another  and  un- 
derstand that  we  all  seek  God's 
guidance  to  do  His  will  here  in  the 
Mid-Atlantic. 


Caring  Program  for  Children  assists  poor  witfi  medical  insurance 


Editor's  Note — The  discussion  of  the 
synod's  mission  budget  involves  many 
numbers.  More  important,  however, 
are  the  people  touched  by  these  mini- 
stries. Starting  this  month,  The  Pres- 
byterian News  will  feature  mission 
programs  in  each  issue  in  an  effort  to 
better  acquaint  our  readers  with  the 
ministries  their  contributions  help  sup- 
port. 


The 
Presbyterian 
News 


Published  monthly  by  the 
Synod  of  the  Mid-Atlantic, 
Presbyterian  Church,  (U.S.A.) 

John  Sniffen,  Editor 

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Publisher 

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Vol.  LVI 
June  1990 

May  1990  circulation 
159,101 


Crystal  lives  in  Candler — west  of 
Asheville — with  her  parents  and  a 
younger  brother.  Her  father  works  full 
time  and  her  mother  is  a  homemaker. 

Crystal's  birth  was  complicated, 
damaging  nerves  in  her  shoulder.  She 
was  unable  to  raise  her  arm  above  her 
head.  It's  a  condition  known  as  erb's 
palsy. 

After  enrolling  in  the  Caring  Pro- 
gram for  Children  she  was  able  to 
begin  sessions  with  a  bone  specialist. 
Crystal's  left  arm  had  to  be  broken  and 
reset  at  a  different  position  so  she 
would  be  able  to  have  mobility  in  her 
arm.  A  metal  plate  was  inserted,  and 
now,  Crystal  can  move  her  arm  proper- 

ly- 

Before  the  Caring  Program, 
Crystal's  mother  and  dad  paid  doctors 
on  the  installment  plan.  Last  year  they 
owed  more  than  $5,000  for  past  ser- 
vices. The  Caring  Program  made  it  pos- 
sible for  Crystal's  surgery  and  her 
parents  can  take  her  for  regular  check- 
ups and  sick-child  care  without  worry- 
ing about  adding  to  their  medical  debt. 
Her  mother  writes: 

Thank  you  for  everything  you  have 
done  for  Crystal.  If  it  weren't  for  the 
Caring  Program,  I  don't  know  what  we 
would  do!  People  don't  realize  that 
there  are  a  lot  of  jobs  that  do  not  offer 
medical  insurance,  and  health  in- 
surance is  something  we  simply  cannot 
afford.  Crystal  has  been  through  a  lot, 
but  tells  me  she  is  glad  she  had  her 
operation.  I  sincerely  hope  the  Caring 
Program  can  help  others  as  it  has 
helped  us. 

God  bless  you! 


Crystal 

Crystal  is  one  of  the  162,000 
children  in  North  Carolina  whose 
families  are  working,  but  poor.  Many 
people  believe  that  Medicaid  helps  all 
poor  children,  but  that  is  simply  not 
true.  Medicaid  helps  only  the  poorest  of 
the  poor.  Uninsured  children  receive  40 
percent  fewer  hospital  services  than  do 
insured  children.  As  a  result  they  are 
in  poorer  health. 

Crystal  was  one  of  the  700  lucky 
children  in  North  Carolina  who  gained 
access  to  basic  medical  services 
through  the  Caring  Program  for 
Children,  a  unique  ministry  started  by 
Presbyterians.  It  provides,  free  to 
eligible  children,  a  Blue  Cross  and  Blue 
Shield  insurance  card.  This  allows 
parents  to  take  their  children  to  a 
primary  care  doctor  for  checkups,  ill- 
ness, immunizations,  out-patient 
surgery  and  diagnostic  services,  plus 


emergency  medical  care. 

Anyone  can  sponsor  a  child  in  this 
program.  It  costs  only  $20  a  month  or 
$240  a  year.  Donations  of  any  size  are 
accepted  and  are  tax  deductible.  You 
may  sponsor  a  specific  child,  or  desig- 
nate the  county  to  which  you  want  your 
donation  applied,  or  let  the  Caring  Pro- 
gram select  a  child  from  its  waiting  list 
of  more  than  100  children. 

Through  the  Caring  Program,  you 
can  make  a  very  big  difference  in  the 
lives  of  children,  their  parents,  and 
your  community.  The  problem  of  unin- 
sured people  is  growing  every  day.  The 
Caring  Program  begins  to  address  the 
most  vulnerable  of  the  medically  unin- 
sured, the  children.  It  offers  Christians 
the  opportunity  to  obey  Micah  6:8 — 
And  what  does  the  Lord  require  of  you 
but  to  do  justice,  and  to  love  kindness, 
and  to  walk  humbly  with  your  God? 

For  information  call  (919)  688- 
KIDS,  or  write  to  Karen  Epp  Mortimer, 
Caring  Program  for  Children,  P.O.  Box 
94,  Durham,  NC  27702. 

The  Caring  Program  for  Children 
receives  corporate  sponsorship  from 
Blue  Cross  and  Blue  Shield,  which 
makes  no  profit  from  the  insurance.  An 
interested  participant  is  the  North 
Carolina  Council  of  Churches. 

Operational  funds  have  been 
received  from  the  Kate  B.Reynolds 
Health  Care  Trust,  the  Kathleen  Price 
and  Joseph  M.  Bryan  Family  Founda- 
tion, the  North  Carolina  Council  on 
Developmental  Disabilities,  The  Speer 
Fund,  and  the  General  Board  of  Global 
Ministries  of  the  United  Methodist 
Church  Women's  Division. 


William  Black  Lodge  recommended  by  reader 


It  was  my  privilege  to  be  at  Montreat, 
N.C.  recently  for  a  meeting.  It  was  the 
first  time  in  years  that  I  had  visited 
this  inspiring  conference  center.  The 
beauty  of  the  mountains  and  of  Lake 
Susan  greatly  uplifted  my  thoughts 
and  feelings. 

It  was  also  my  privilege  to  stay  once 
again  at  the  William  Black  Lodge.  This 
ideal  place  of  residence  is  still  under 


the  efficient  management  of  Nancy 
Copeland.  The  family  plan  for  meals 
serves  to  emphasize  the  personal  touch 
of  the  home. 

Thanks  to  a  fund  donated  by  the 
Belk  family,  an  aid  program  en- 
courages retired  ministers  to  stay 
there. 

A  visit  to  the  chapel-conference 
meeting  room,  with  its  stained  glass 


windows,  is  reason  alone  to  stay  at  the 
home. 

Reservations  to  the  lodge  are  re-' 
quired.  The  telephone  number  is  (704) 
669-6314.  The  address  is  P.O.  Box  819, 
Montreat,  NC  28757. 

John  E.  Eliason 
Burlington,  N.C. 


The  Presbyterian  News,  June  1990,  Page  3 


Union  Seminary  president  &  dean  to  address  synod  men 


Union  Theological  Seminary 
President  T.  Hartley  Hall  IV 
and  Dean  of  Faculty  William 
Van  Arnold  will  be  speakers  at 
the  Presbyterian  Men's  Con- 
ference July  13-15. 

The  s3Tiod  men's  event  will 
be  at  Eagle  Eyrie  Baptist  As- 
sembly near  Lynchburg. 

The  program  will  follow  the 
theme  "Reaffirming  Our 
Heritage — Presbyterian  Men 
Returning  to  Their  Roots." 
The  keynote  lecture  topics  in- 
clude Our  Reformed  Theologi- 
cal Heritage,  Our  Reformed 
Heritage  in  Congregational 
Leadership,  The  Shape  of 
Reformed  Piety,  and  Caring 
and  the  Reformed  Tradition. 

Hall,  president  of  Union 
Theological  Seminary  since 
1981,  brings  a  wealth  of  educa- 
tion, experience  and  en- 
thusiasm to  the  conference.  He 


has  served  many  levels  of  the 
church:  assistant  minister, 
campus  minister,  minister 
and  seminary  president.  He 
has  a  master's  degree  in 
sacred  theology  from  Yale 
Divinity  School. 

Van  Arnold  also  serves 
Union  Theological  Seminary 
as  the  Marthina  De  Friece 
Professor  of  Pastoral  Counsel- 
ing. His  previous  service  in- 
cludes being  a  consultant  to 
the  University  of  Louisville 
School  of  Medicine,  an  adjunct 
professor  at  Louisville  Pres- 
byterian Seminary,  an  as- 
sociate pastorship,  and  direc- 
tor of  hospital  chaplaincy  ser- 
vices. 

Kemper  Bausell,  director  of 
music  at  Buchanan  Pres- 
bj^erian  Church  in  Grundy, 
Va.,  will  be  music  leader  for 
the  men's  conference.  Pam  and 


McKenneth  King,  a  husband- 
and-wife  Christian  music  min- 
istry, will  also  perform. 

Dr.  Edward  A.  McLeod,  D. 
Min.,  minister  of  King's  Grant 
Presbyterian  Church  in  Vir- 
ginia Beach,  Va.,  will  lead  a 
communion  service  during  the 
conference. 

The  conference  begins  with 
registration  at  4  p.m.  Friday, 
July  13  and  concludes  follow- 
ing lunch  Sunday.  Following 
each  keynote  lecture,  there 
will  be  group  discussion  led  by 
ministers  from  throughout  the 
synod. 

Time  is  also  set  aside  during 
the  conference  for  golf,  swim- 
ming and  other  recreational 
activities. 

Cost  for  participation  in  the 
conference  is  $85  for  registra- 
tion, lodging  and  meals.  The 
$15  registration  fee  must  ac- 


T.  Hartley  Hall 


company  the  registration 
form.  Individual  meals  will  not 
be  sold  at  the  conference. 


William  Van  Arnold 


All  participants  will  stay  at 
the  Eagle  Eyrie  Lodge  or  the 
Cedar  Crest  Motel. 


Synod  funding  decreased  to  care  agencies,  colleges  &  seminaries 


Continued  from  page  one 

During  a  July  foUowup  to 
the  Mission  Funding  Consult- 
ation, the  s3rnod  hopes  to  get 
commitments  from  the  pres- 
byteries for  the  1991  synod 
mission  budget.  Initial 
forecasts  show  those  1991 
commitments  increasing  by 
more  than  $60,000  over  1990 
commitments. 

In  the  meantime,  synod's 
1990  mission  budget  must  be 
cut  by  more  than  half  a  million 
dollars. 


Under  the  Articles  of  Agree- 
ment for  the  synod's  forma- 
tion, funding  for  certain 
programs,  agencies  and  in- 
stitutions must  receive  a  set 
proportion  of  the  mission 
budget  for  two  to  five  years. 

While  these  articles  were 
meant  to  assure  members  of 
the  three  antecedent  synods 
that  these  programs  and  in- 
stitutions would  survive,  they 
are  causing  budgeting 
problems. 

"One  dilemma  the  Finance 
Committee  faces,"  said  Pick- 


ard,  "is  that  there  is  not 
enough  money  to  make  it 
work.  We  couldn't  have 
operated  the  old  Synod  of 
North  Carolina  under  the 
same  restrictions." 

Pickard  said  that  the  fund- 
ing guarantees  work  in  a  static 
or  increasing  economic  situa- 
tion, but  not  with  a  decreasing 
budget.  "We're  required  to  be 
faithful  to  these  ministries, 
but  we  have  $1  million  less 
(since  1987)  to  give  them," 
added  Pickard. 

Those  program  areas  where 


funding  has  been  reduced 
automatically  are: 

Care  agencies  for  children 
and  older  adults — from 
$199,451  to  $148,258; 

Colleges— from  $507,094 
to  $375,732;  and 

Seminaries — from 
$159,128  to  $118,181. 

Other  areas  will  receive 
funding  cuts,  subject  to  the  ac- 
tions of  the  committees  and 
council. 

"The  message  ought  to  get 
across  to  congregations  and 
presbyteries    that  these 


programs  get  funded  through 
donations  to  the  sjTiod,"  said 
Don  Hart,  council  member 
from  Black  Mountain,  N.C. 

In  addition  to  unified  giving 
from  the  presbyteries,  the 
synod's  budgeted  mission 
revenues  include  $585,000 
from  General  Assembly 
Partnership  Funds  (see  re- 
lated story,  page  one),  $99,000 
in  counseling  center  fees,  and 
$111,000  in  revenue  from  The 
Presbyterian  News. 


The  Second  Annual  Scottish  Heritage  Symposium 


September  28-30,  1990 
Fayetteville,  N.C. 


Friday's  Agenda 

•  The  Clans  and  the  Royal  House  of  Stewart,  1638-1746 
Or.  Allan  Macinnes 

•  A  Report  on  the  Scottish  Records  Program 
Dr.  Alexander  Murdoch 

•  Scottish  Cultural  Heritage:  The  Ongoing  Tradition 
Dr.  Edward  Cowan 

•  Film  Festival 


Saturday's  Agenda 

•  North  Carolina's  Gaidhealtachd:  An  Examination 
of  the  Gaelic-Speaking  Community  of  This  State 
Mr.  William  S.  Caudill 

•  A  Heritage  Misplaced:  Celtic  Myths  and  Western  Culture 
Or.  C.W.  Sullivan,  III 

•  18th  Century  Cumberland  County  Tax  Records 
Mr.  William  Fields 

•  Panel  Discussion/Wrap  Up  Session 

Mr.  Caudill,  Dr.  Cowan,  Mr.  Fields,  Or.  Macinnes, 
Or.  Murdoch  and  Or.  Sullivan 

•  Reception  with  Entertainment 
Museum  of  the  Cape  Fear 


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Sunday's  Agenda 
•  Kirkin'  o'  The  Tartans 
Highland  Presbyterian  Church 

sponsored  by: 

The  Division  of  Continuing  Education, 
East  Carolina  University,  and 
The  Museum  of  The  Cape  Fear 


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New  Members  Appointed  to  Board  of  Trustees 


Roxana  Mebane  Atwood 

Roxana  M.  Atwood 
received  the  B.A.  degree  from 
Queens  College,  the  M.Div. 
degree  from  Protestant 
Episcopal  Seminary,  and  the 
D.Min.  degree  from  Union 
Theological  Seminary  in 
Virginia.  Her  ministry  has 
included  missionary  work  in 
Japan  and  pastorates  at  Garden 
Memorial  Church,  First  Pres- 
byterian Church  of  Annandale, 
and  Mt.  Vernon  Presbyterian 
Church,  all  in  the  Washington, 
D.C.,  area.  She  currently  serves 
as  pastor  of  First  Presbyterian 
Church,  Arlington,  Virginia. 
She  is  married  to  James  E. 
Atwood  (UTS  '59),  pastor  of 
Trinity  Presbyterian  Church  in 
Arlington,  Virginia. 

DeRosette  H.  Blunt 

DeRosette  Blunt  is  a 
graduate  of  Wheaton  College 
in  Massachusetts.  She  com- 
pleted graduate  work  at 
American  University  and  at 
Georgetown  University  Law 
Center,  as  well  as  courses  in 
education,  social  welfare,  labor 
laws,  and  business  develop- 
ment at  George  Washington 
University,  Catholic  Univer- 
sity, and  Boston  University. 
Blunt  has  taught  elementary, 
secondary,  and  adult  educa- 
tion and  presently  is  corporate 
secretary  for  Essex  Construc- 


tion Corporation  in  Maryland. 
She  and  her  husband,  Roger, 
are  members  of  Sixth  Pres- 
byterian Church  in 
Washington,  D.C.,  where  she 
serves  as  deacon. 

Leonard  V.  Lassiter,  Jr. 

Leonard  V.  Lassiter,  Jr.  is 
pastor  of  Northminster  Pres- 
byterian Church  in  Washington, 
D.C.  He  received  a  B.S.  degree 
from  North  Carolina  A  &  T 
State  University  and  an  M.  Div. 
degree  from  Duke  University 
Divinity  School.  During  the 
reunion  process,  he  served  as 
moderator  of  the  transitional 
council  of  the  Synod  of  the 
Mid- Atlantic.  Recently  he  was 
nominated  to  the  new  general 
council  of  National  Capital 
Presbytery  and  chairs  the 
presbytery's  committee  for 
racially  inclusive  congregations. 
Lassiter  and  his  wife,  Carolyn, 
are  the  parents  of  a  newly- 
adopted  baby  daughter,  Leah. 

Edward  G.  Lilly,  Jr. 

Edward  G.  Lilly,  Jr.,  grew 
up  in  Charleston,  South 
Carolina,  where  his  father  was 
minister  of  First  Presbyterian 
Church.  He  is  a  graduate  of  the 
Executive  Program  at  the 
University  of  North  Carolina  at 
Chapel  Hill  and  received  an 
M.B.A.  degree  at  the  Wharton 
School  of  Finance,  University 
of  Pennsylvania,  and  a  B.S. 


degree  in  economics  from 
Davidson  College.  Over  the 
years,  he  has  held  numerous 
positions  at  Wachovia  Bank 
and  Trust  Company,  the  last 
being  senior  vice  president  and 
manager  of  the  Trust  Invest- 
ment Services  Department  in 
Winston-Salem,  North 
Carolina.  He  is  currently 
executive  vice  president  and 
chief  financial  officer  of  the 
Carolina  Power  and  Light 
Company  in  Raleigh,  and 
serves  on  its  Board  of  Trustees. 
He  is  married  to  the  former 
Nancy  Estes  Cobb  of  Chapel 
Hill.  Lilly  and  his  family  are 
members  of  White  Memorial 
Presbyterian  Church  in 
Raleigh. 

George  W.  Thorpe 

George  W.  Thorpe  is  a 
native  of  Rocky  Mount,  North 
Carolina.  He  attended  schools 
in  Rocky  Mount,  Mars  Hill 
College  and  North  Carolina 
Wesleyan  College.  For  26 
years,  Thorpe  was  associated 
with  Thorpe  &  Ricks,  Inc.,  a 
family  tobacco  leaf  business 
that  was  sold  in  1988.  He  is 
president  of  Thorpe  Corpora- 
tion in  Rocky  Mount  and  is 
married  to  the  former  Harriet 
Fountain  Dill.  Thorpe  is  a 
ruling  elder  and  past  chair  of 
the  board  of  deacons  at  the 
First  Presbyterian  Church  of 
Rocky  Mount.  □ 


Curriculum  and  Calendar  Changes  at  UTS 


As  the  result  of  extensive 
study.  Union  Theological 
Seminary  in  Virginia  plans  to 
implement  changes  to  its  cur- 
riculum that  will  allow  it  to  be 
more  responsive  to  the  needs 
of  the  ministers  it  trains  and  the 
churches  they  serve.  These 
changes  will  begin  with  the 
1990-91  academic  year. 

A  major  change  will  be 
made  in  the  academic  calen- 
dar, announced  William  V. 
Arnold,  dean  of  the  faculty. 
Course  work  will  be  divided 
into  four  terms  instead  of  the 
present  five.  This  will  allow 
students  to  carry  up  to  four 
courses  in  the  12- week  fall 
term,  one  course  in  each  of  the 
two  3-week  winter  terms,  and 
up  to  four  courses  in  the 
12-week  spring  term.  The 
winter  terms  will  allow  time 
for  intensive  electives  and  off- 
campus  experiences  such  as 
the  Ghana  exchange,  the  new 
Middle-East  travel-study  semi- 
nar, arid  the  Central  American 
travel-seminar. 

This  shift  in  course 
scheduling  will  coordinate  the 
UTS  calendar  with  those  of  the 
Presbyterian  School  of  Chris- 
tian Education  and  the  School 
of  Theology  of  Virginia  Union 
University.  As  a  result,  stu- 


dents will  be  able  to  make  use 
of  the  resources  of  the  entire 
Richmond  Theological  Center. 

A  second  change  will  be  in 
the  study  of  Hebrew  and 
Greek,  both  of  which  Union 
Seminary  requires  for  gradua- 
tion. Beginning  this  summer, 
students  may  elect  to  take  these 
biblical  languages  either  in  an 
intensive  severi-week  course 
during  the  summer,  or  in  the  24 
weeks  of  the  fall  and  spring 
terms.  Two  course  credits  will 
be  given  for  each  language. 
Under  the  new  flexible 
scheduling,  the  order  in  which 
students  choose  to  take 
Hebrew  and  Greek  will  dictate 
the  sequence  in  which  they 
take  the  Old  and  New  Testa- 
ment courses  that  follow. 

"These  changes  will  allow 
our  curriculum  to  be  more 
responsive  to  the  needs  of  our 
students,"  states  Dean  Arnold. 
"It  will  give  them  greater 
flexibility  and  freedom  as  they 
schedule  courses  to  meet  semi- 
nary requirements  and  pro- 
vide balance  to  their  previous 
experience." 

Roger  Nicholson,  director 
of  admissions  and  recruitment, 
already  senses  excitement 
about  the  changes.  "Few  things 
we  have  done  or  could  do  have 


received  a  more  favorable 
response  from  prospective  stu- 
dents," he  says,  as  scheduling 
begins  for  the  1990-91 
academic  session. 

The  seminary  contemplates 
further  changes  as  the  needs  of  a 
diverse  student  body  meet  the 
shifting  needs  of  the  church  for 
the  coming  century.  □ 


The  Sprunt  Lecture  Series  in  February  was  an  occasion  for  traveling 
down  memory  lane.  Here  Dr.  H.  McKennie  Goodpasture  ( right),  profes- 
sor of  Christian  missions,  compares  notes  with  his  former  UTS  room- 
mate, the  Reverend  Herbert  Meza  (center),  pastor  of  Fort  Caroline 
Presbyterian  Church  in  Jacksonville,  FL.  Meza  was  guest  preacher  for 
the  lecture  series  and  featured  speaker  at  the  alumni/ae  luncheon. 
Sharing  in  their  laughter  is  Meza's  wife,  Fran. 

Interpreting  the  Faith 
Conference  Announced 


Interpreting  the  Faith,  an 
annual  conference  for 
preachers,  will  be  held  at 
Union  Seminary  July  2-13. 
Sponsored  each  year  by  Union 
Seminary's  Office  of  Continu- 
ing Education,  this  two-week 
conference  helps  ministers  see 
new  ways  to  interpret  the  faith 
and  explain  the  gospel  to  the 
people  of  the  church.  Six 
renowned  scholars  will  dehver 
lectures  and  four  accompUshed 
preachers  will  lead  daily 
worship. 

WEEKONE-Lecturers: 

Dr.  Peter  Lampe,  UTS 

professor  of  New  Testament, 
will  explore  Paul's  views  on 
marriage,  idols,  eucharist, 
spiritual  gifts,  and  resurrec- 
tion, as  seen  in  1  Corinthians. 

Dr.  Thomas  G.  Long, 
associate  professor  of  preach- 
ing and  worship  at  Princeton 
Theological  Seminary,  faces 


"Has  It  Really  Been  That  Long?" 

The  Friends  of  the  Seminary  organization  began  45  years  ago  when  18 
women  joined  to  support  the  seminary.  Now  600  Friends  of  the 
Seminary  work  in  their  churches  to  encourage  candidates  for  ministry 
and  provide  funds  for  student  fellowships  and  continuing  education 
programs.  At  the  anniversary  celebration  in  April,  four  of  the  original 
Key  Friends  were  honored  for  dedicated  service.  Elaine  Crammer,  ( right) 
Friends  coordinator,  welcomes  a  U.T.S.  Friend  to  the  campus. 


the  issues  of  preaching: 
imagination,  telling  stories, 
teaching,  theodicy,  and  preach- 
ing about  the  future. 

Dr.  Ronald  F.  Thiemann, 
professor  of  divinity  and  dean 
at  Harvard  University  Divinity 
School,  lectures  on  the  chal- 
lenge of  the  post-modern 
culture  and  the  relevance  of 
biblical  narrative  for  contem- 
porary theology. 

PREACHERS  for  Week 
One  are  The  Rev.  Beverly  S. 
Bullock,  pastor  of  Westminster 
Presbyterian  Church  in 
Petersburg,  Virginia,  and  Dr. 
Thomas  G.  Long. 

WEEKTWO-Lecturers: 

Dr.  Lois  Livezey,  professor 
of  Christian  ethics  and  dean  of 
doctoral  studies  at  McCormick 
Theological  Seminary,  will  dis- 
cuss the  Christian  struggle  for 
justice  and  the  ethic  of  family 
life  and  relationships. 

Dr.  Wade  Clark  Roof, 
professor  of  religion  and 
society  at  the  University  of 
California,  Santa  Barbara, 
addresses  American  mainline 
religion,  its  restructuring  and 
its  future. 

Dr.  W.  Sibley  Towner,  UTS 
professor  of  biblical  interpreta- 
tion, presents  the  Bible  and  our 
human  nature. 

PREACHERS  for  Week 
Two  are  The  Rev.  Barbara  J. 
Lundblad,  pastor  of  Our 
Saviour's  Atonement  Lutheran 
Church  in  New  York  City  and 
preacher  for  seven  years  on  The 
Protestant  Hour,  and  Dr. 
Albert  C.  Winn,  retired  pastor, 
moderator  of  the  General 
Assembly,  and  seminary  presi- 
dent. 

Reservation  deadline  is 
June  15.  For  a  registration  form  or 
more  information,  contact  Lena 
Clausell,  of  Continuing  Educa- 
tion, (804)  355-0671,  ext.  300.  □ 


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The  Presbyterian  News,  June  1990,  Page  5 

Scottish  Symposium  slated  for  Sept.  28-30 


How  to 
handle 
rejection 


He  seemed  really  upset.  He  had  been  trying  to  move  in  the 
pastorate  for  the  past  two  years,  and  this  time  it  seemed  sure. 
But  he  told  me  that  the  committee  had  chosen  someone  else,  and 
once  again  he  faced  the  sting  of  rejection.  Rejection  hurts.  I 
know  the  feeling.  I  remember  one  occasion  hearing  those  dread- 
ful words,  "I'm  sorry.  But  we  chose  the  younger  man." 

Sometimes  we  try  to  pretend  that  it  doesn't  matter,  but  it 
does.  When  we  say,  "I  couldn't  care  less,"  we  really  mean,  "I 
wish  I  didn't  care  so  much."  Being  discarded  because  of  age,  sex, 
or  race,  feeling  unwanted  or  being  passed  by  for  someone  else  is 
hard  to  take. 

For  some  people,  it  begins  early  in  life.  Parents  seem  to  favor 
one  child  over  another,  and  nothing  we  do  seems  to  please  them. 
We  can  identify  with  Jacob  who  never  seemed  to  get  the  love  and 
attention  that  his  brother  Esau  got  from  Isaac,  their  father. 
Then  there  is  always  that  bad  feeling  that  comes  when  we  are 
the  last  to  be  chosen  in  pickup  games  at  school,  or  bypassed  in 
roles  in  the  school  play.  Some  never  get  accepted  in  the  colleges 
or  universities  of  their  choice,  and  feel  the  scare  of  rejection  for 
a  long  time. 

At  other  times,  it  is  significant  others  that  reject  us.  Some  of 
the  most  painful  feelings  one  can  experience  occur  between 
husbands  and  wives,  whose  putdowns  and  withheld  affection 
lead  to  megafeelings  of  rejection.  Anyone  who  has  experienced 
a  divorce,  whatever  the  outcome,  knows  what  it  is  like  to  feel 
rejected.  Jesus  surely  knew  the  feeling  when  His  own  family, 
neighbors,  and  disciples  turned  against  Him. 

It  is  no  wonder  that  people  carry  around  secret  wounds  of 
rejection  all  their  lives.  Some  withdraw  into  turtle  time  and 
protect  themselves  from  further  hurt  by  their  self-imposed 
shells.  Others  remain  terribly  fearful  of  venturing  new  ex- 
periences or  relationships. 

Many  today  feel  rejected  by  life,  victims  of  what  Maggie  Kuhn 
calls  the  Detroit  Syndrome.  Society  demands  the  new, 
marketable,  profitable  model,  so  experience  is  discounted  and 
people  feel  wasted.  It  was  heartening  to  discover  that  in  the 
United  Kingdom  many  churches  expressed  a  desire  to  call 
"older"  ministers  instead  of  always  demanding  "younger"  pas- 
tors. 

We  need  to  be  reminded  of  our  Role  Model,  Jesus  Christ.  The 
prophet  said  of  him,  "He  was  despised  and  rejected  by  men." 
From  the  first  sermon  at  Nazareth  to  his  last  act  of  redemption 
at  Golgotha  He  knew  rejection.  Yet  he  never  surrendered  to  self- 
pity  or  despair.  His  life  was  grounded  in  God,  not  in  human 
approval.  Indeed,  He  transformed  those  rejections  into  resur- 
rections. "The  very  stone  which  the  builders  rejected  has  be- 
come the  head  of  the  corner." 

G.  Campbell  Morgan  applied  for  the  Wesleyan  ministry  in 
1888,  but  failed  to  pass  the  preaching  examination.  He  wrote 
his  father  a  letter  with  one  word:  Rejected.  Quickly  came  the 
answer:  Rejected  on  Earth.  Accepted  in  Heaven.  Indeed,  if  we 
can  accept  our  rejections,  unfair  as  they  are,  and  use  them  as 
part  of  God's  unfolding  plan,  we  will  grow. 

Let  us  not  be  shrunken  by  our  experiences  of  rejection,  but 
let  them  stretch  us  to  new  directions.  We  may  be  the  stone  which 
builders  reject,  only  to  discover  new  possibilities  in  this  adven- 
ture of  life.  Let  our  prayer  be  that  of  Lois  M.  Ludwig, 

"Lord,  untangle  me,  please. 

You  were  rejected  by  many. 

I  know  You  understand. 

Fill  my  drained  body 

With  energy  and  courage. 

Help  me  to  try  again." 

Dr.  Morgan  is  author  o/"No  Wrinkles  on  the  Soul,  a  collection 
of  readings  for  older  adults,  published  by  Upper  Room  Books. 


MacLeod  is  nominee  for  moderator 


By  RICHARD  L.  MORGAN 


:  continued  from  page  1 
fining. 

*  The  S5mod  and  Massanetta 
board  clashed  because  the 
board  acted  without  seeking 
approval  from  the  synod.  Civil 
and  church  court  cases  were 
filed  against  the  synod,  but 
dropped  as  part  of  last 
February's  agreement. 

In  other  business  the  Synod 
Assembly  will  elect  a  new 
moderator  and  vice 
moderator.  Dr.  John  Mac- 
Leod, the  current  vice 
moderator  and  former  execu- 
tive of  the  Synod  of  North 
1  Carolina  and  Raleigh  office  of 
i  the  present  synod,  will  be 
nominated  for  moderator. 


Nancy  Clark,  an  interim  staff 
member  for  National  Capital 
Presbytery,  will  be  nominated 
for  vice  moderator.  She  served 
on  the  finance  and  boundary 
committees  during  the  synod's 
transition,  and  is  one  of  the 
new  Massanetta  board  mem- 
bers. 

MacLeod  will  succeed  Dr. 
Christine  Darden,  an 

aerospace  engineer  from 
Hampton,  Va.  as  moderator. 

The  theme  of  the  Synod  As- 
sembly will  be  "Stewards  of  All 
God's  Creations." 

The  commissioners  will 
meet  at  the  Stouffer  Winston 
Plaza  Hotel,  starting  at  1  p.m. 
Friday,  June  22. 


FAYETTEVILLE,  N.C.— The 
second  annual  Scottish 
Heritage  Symposium  will  be 
held  here  Sept.  28-30  at  the 
Howard  Johnson  Hotel  and 
Conference  Center. 

Among  the  speakers  for  the 
symposium  will  be  Dr.  Ed- 
ward (Ted)  Cowan,  director 
of  Scottish  studies  at  the 
University  of  Guelph  (Cana- 
da). Dr.  Cowan  will  speak  on 
cultural  continuity  between 
Scotland  and  North  America. 

The  keynote  speaker  will  be 
Dr.  Allan  Macinnes  of  the 
department  of  Scottish  history 
at  the  University  of  Glasgow. 
He  will  speak  on  "The  Clans 
and  the  Royal  House  of 
Stewart,  1638-1746."  Dr. 
Macinnes  will  also  explain  the 
opportunities  for  study  in  his 
department. 

Dr.  Alex  Murdoch  will 
report  on  the  Scottish  Records 
Program  of  the  North  Carolina 
Colonial  Records  Project.  Dr. 
Murdoch,  an  American  living 
in  Scotland,  is  employed  by 
North  Carolina  to  research 
records  on  trade,  church  af- 
fairs and  politics  up  through 
the  early  19th  Century. 

Dr.  Chip  Sullivan  of  East 
Carolina  University  will  ad- 
dress the  topic  of  Celtic 
mythology.  The  author  of 
Welsh  Celtic  Myth  in  Modern 
Fantasy,  he  will  talk  about  the 
loss  of  our  Celtic  heritage  in 
contemporary  North  America. 

William  Fields  will  report 
on  the  18th  Century  tax  re- 
cords of  Cumberland  County, 
N.C.  These  records  are  now 
available  and  provide  a  rich 
resource  for  those  interested 
in  establishing  ancestral  con- 
nections to  the  Argyll  Colony. 

Bill  Caudill  of  the  Scottish 
Studies  Center  at  St.  Andrews 
Presbyterian  College  will 
speak  on  "North  Carolina's 


Cliarlotte  couple'i 

DECATUR,  Ga.— Columbia 
Theological  Seminary  has 
received  the  largest  gift  in  its 
162-year  history.  The  late  Mr. 
and  Mrs.  Thomas  Shanks  Mc- 
Pheeters  of  Charlotte,  N.C, 
left  a  bequest  of  approximately 
$5  million  to  the  seminary. 


Gaidhealtachd",  the  perpetua- 
tion of  the  Gaelic  language  in 
isolated  pockets  of  North 
Carolina  into  the  20th  Cen- 
tury. 

There  will  also  be  a  film  fes- 
tival, a  reception  at  the 
Museum  of  Cape  Fear,  and  a 
Kirk'n  'O  the  Tartan  on  Sun- 
day morning  at  the  Highland 
Presbyterian  Church  in  Fayet- 
te ville. 


McPheeters'  father,  Wil- 
liam Marcellus  McPheeters, 
was  a  professor  at  Columbia 
from  1888  until  1932.  Thomas 
McPheeters  died  in  1964  and 
his  wife,  Lois,  in  1989. 

Columbia  President  the 
Rev.  Douglas  Oldenburg  said 


The  symposium  is  co-spon- 
sored by  the  Museum  of  Cape 
Fear,  East  Carolina  Univer- 
sity, St.  Andrews  Presbyterian 
College,  and  the  Institute  of 
Scottish  Studies  at  Old 
Dominion  University. 

For  more  information,  con- 
tact Dr.  Robert  Denney  at  East 
Carolina  University,  (919) 
757-6143. 


the  gift  will  be  used  to 
strengthen  the  financial  base 
of  the  seminary,  rather  than 
start  new  programs. 

In  addition,  the  seminary 
has  established  the  William 
Marcellus  McPheeters  chair  of 
Old  Testament  studies. 


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one  of  the  library's  250,000  volumes  for  research.  The 
library  also  includes  an  extensive  recordings  collection. 


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Page  6,  Tbe  Presbyterian  News,  June  1990 

IDEA  seeks 


applicants  for  trip 
to  Cuba,  Jamaica 

International  Designs  for  Eco- 
nomic Awareness,  a  mission 
program  of  the  Presbyterian 
Church  (U.S.A.)  related  to  in- 
ternational economic  justice, 
is  sponsoring  a  Third  World 
Encounter  to  Jamaica  and 
Cuba,  Nov.  2-18,  1990. 

This  program  is  co-spon- 
sored by  the  Synod  of  the  Mid- 
Atlantic  and  two  other  synods 
in  cooperation  with  the  Global 
Mission  Unit. 

Participants  will  visit  the 
two  small  Caribbean  nations 
which  have  chosen  to  develop 
their  economies  according  to 
two  sharply  contrasting 
models;  to  listen  to  the 
perspectives  of  leaders  in 
church  and  society  about  their 
experiences  and  the  present 
realities  they  face;  and  to  enjoy 
fellowship  with  our  sister 
Presbyterian  churches  in 
these  two  countries. 

This  Third  World  seminar 
will  give  participants  direct 
access  to  leadership  in  politi- 
cal, economic  and  church  life. 
There  will  be  many  oppor- 
tunities to  talk  with  people 
from  all  walks  of  life.  The  visit 
to  Cuba  is  special  since  our 
sister  church  there  is  celebrat- 
ing its  centennial  in  1990. 

John  and  Maxine  Sinclair, 
veteran  Presbyterian  mis- 
sionaries in  Latin  America 
and  leaders  of  previous  Third 
World  encounters,  will  lead 
the  encounter.  John  is  interim 
director  of  IDEA. 

Applications  will  be 
evaluated  by  members  of  the 
Global  and  Ecumenical  Mini- 
stries Committee.  They  wdll 
seek  to  ensure  that  a  variety  of 
people  throughout  the  synod 
be  invited  to  participate.  Ap- 
plications should  be  sent 
by  June  15  to:  The  Global  & 
Ecumenical  Ministries  Com- 
mittee, Synod  of  the  Mid-At- 
lantic, do  Rosalind  Banbury- 
Hamm,  P.  O.  Box  27026,  Rich- 
mond, VA  23261. 


Ben  Sparks,  pastor  of  Richmond's  Second  Presbyterian 
Church,  gestures  while  moderating  the  April  27  meeting 
of  the  Mission  Funding  Consultation  at  Ginter  Park  Pres- 
byterian Church,  (see  related  story  on  page  1) 


Synod  to  co-sponsor 
evangelism  celebration 


LOUISVILLE,  Ky.— The  first 
of  several  regional  celebra- 
tions of  evangelism  will  be 
held  in  Atlanta,  Feb.  13-16, 
1991  and  co-sponsored  by  the 
Synod  of  the  Mid-Atlantic. 

Keynote  speakers  will  in- 
clude the  Rev.  Virgil  Cruz,  the 
Rev.  Thomas  Gillespie,  the 
Rev.  Frank  Harrington,  and 
the  Rev.  Joan  Salmon- 
Campbell.  The  Bible  study 
leader  will  be  the  Rev.  Earl 
Palmer. 

The  planning  celebration 
has  been  initiated  by  the 
Evangelism  and  Church 
Development  Ministry  Unit  as 
part  of  the  Five  Year  Plan  for 
Evangelism. 

Other  co-sponsors  for  the 
celebration  are  the  S3mods  of 
Living  Waters  and  South  At- 
lantic; some  presbyteries;  the 
four  theological  seminaries 
within  the  synods — Columbia, 
Louisville,  Union  in  Vir- 
ginia, and  Johnson  C. 
Smith;  and  Presbyterians  for 
Renewal. 

The  celebration  will  be  held 
at  the  Peachtree  Presbyterian 
Church  in  Atlanta,  which  will 


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"Twelve  months  ago,  Mrs.  DuAley  (Avis)  and  I  settled 
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etc.  The  food  and  services  are  superior." 


For  additional  information  call  (919)  823-2799  or  mail 
this  form  to  The  Albemarle,  200  Trade  Street,  Tarboro, 
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accommodate  up  to  2,500 
registrants.  In  addition  to  the 
plenary  Bible  studies  each 
morning,  and  four  gala  wor- 
ship celebrations,  more  than 
50  workshops  will  be  offered 
during  the  three-day  gather- 
ing. 

Two  periods  for  "cluster 
conversations"  will  also  be 
scheduled,  providing  an  oppor- 
tunity for  people  to  gather  for 
conversations  in  areas  of  par- 
ticular ministry  interests. 

From  the  opening  worship 
celebration  on  Wednesday 
evening  through  the  closing 
Communion  celebration  on 
Saturday  noon,  participants 
will  be  sharing  in  an  ex- 
perience designed  to  motivate, 
to  equip,  and  to  train  them  for 
more  effective  evangelistic 
outreach  in  and  through  their 
congregations. . 

The  $75  registration  fee  in- 
cludes full  participation  in  all 
scheduled  events,  resource 
materials,  and  lunch  and  din- 
ner on  Thursday  and  Friday. 

Housing  will  be  available  in 
local  hotels.  Descriptive 
materials  and  registration 
forms  will  be  distributed  after 
June  1. 

Inquiries  may  be  made  to 
Gary  Demarest  at  100 
Witherspoon  Street,  Louis- 
ville, KY  40202. 


9{ezvs  in  (Brief 


The  Rev.  Russell  B.  Fleming,  pastor  of  Mount  Carmel 
Presbyterian  Church  in  Steeles  Tavern,  Va.,  died  following  a 
heart  attack  on  May  7.  In  addition  to  the  Moimt  Carmel 
Church,  he  had  served  the  following  churches  in  North  Carolina: 
Lumber  Bridge,  Galatia  Church  in  Fayetteville,  Western 
Boulevard  Church  in  Raleigh,  West  Haven  Church  in  Rocky 
Mount,  and  Buffalo  and  St.  Andrews  churches  in  Sanford.  He 
served  on  the  synod's  committee  on  representation. 

Fleming  was  born  April  3,  1924  in  Wilmington,  N.C.  He  was 
a  graduate  of  Union  Theological  Seminary  in  Virginia  and  King 
College  in  Bristol,  Tenn.  An  endowed  scholarship  in  his  memory 
is  being  established  at  King  College. 

Fleming  is  survived  by  his  wife,  Meralyn,  and  two  sons, 
James  Russell  and  Robert  Nathan  Fleming. 

Jean  Mary  Hill  Cooley  has  been  appointed  associate  to  the 
dean  of  the  faculty  of  Union  Theological  Seminary  in  Virginia. 
She  will  work  closely  with  the  dean,  providing  special  support 
for  student  activities  and  concerns. 

Cooley  holds  master's  degrees  from  the  Presb5d;erian  School 
of  Christian  Education  and  the  University  of  Chicago,  and  a  B.A. 
from  Eckerd  College  in  St.  Petersburg,  Fla.  She  graduated  from 
Union  Seminary  on  May  28. 

She  is  married  to  the  Rev.  William  G.  Cooley,  interim  pastor 
of  All  Souls  Presbyterian  Church  in  Richmond. 

The  Rev.  James  A.  Payne  Jr.  is  leaving  the  Virginia  Inter- 
faith  Center,  the  non-profit  lobby  organization  he  founded  and 
directed  for  more  than  eight  years.  "It's  time  for  fresh  leader- 
ship," he  told  the  Richmond  News  Leader.  Prior  to  founding  the 
Richmond-based  center,  Payne  was  associate  executive 
secretary  of  the  Virginia  Council  of  Churches  and  executive  for 
the  the  Synod  of  the  Virginias.  A  graduate  of  Union  Theological 
Seminary,  he  has  also  served  pastorates  at  First  Church,  An- 
nandale  and  Meadow  Church,  Charlottesville. 

Timothy  Lent  Croft,  senior  minister  of  Myers  Park  Pres- 
byterian Church  in  Charlotte,  N.C,  has  been  elected  to  the 
board  of  directors  of  Louisville  Presb5rterian  Theological  Semi- 
nary. He  is  a  graduate  of  the  seminary  and  Davidson  College. 
Croft  also  serves  on  the  Medical  Benevolence  Foundation  Board, 
and  the  St.  Andrews  College,  Davidson  College  and  Charlotte 
Day  School  boards  of  visitors. 

Mary  Porter  Gillespie  of  Ginter  Park  Presbyterian  Church 
in  Richmond  is  another  young  Presb5d;erian  who  has  received  a 
certificate  and  monetary  award  for  reciting  the  Catechism  for 
Young  Children.  The  synod's  Catechism  Fund,  established  by 
the  late  W.  H.  Belk,  provides  recognition  to  boys  and  girls  15 
and  younger  who  recite  either  the  Catechism  for  Young 
Children  or  the  Shorter  Catechism. 

Two  North  Carolina  congregations  are  among  11  PC(USA) 
congregations  and  presbyteries  sponsoring  youth  work  camps 
at  10  locations  this  summer.  White  Memorial  Presbyterian 
Church,  Raleigh,  N.C,  will  send  a  group  to  the  Yucatan  in 
Mexico  July  13-21.  Another  group  from  Avondale  Pres- 
byterian Church,  Charlotte,  N.C,  will  be  in  Cuidad  Victoria, 
Mexico  Aug.  9-15. 

Eastern  Virginia  Presbytery  has  dismissed  Kempsville 
Presbyterian  Church  of  Virginia  Beach  to  the  Evangelical 
Presbyterian  Church.  The  congregation  voted  492-45  on  April  1 
to  seek  dismissal  from  the  PC(USA)  under  Chapter  13  of  the 
Articles  of  Agreement. 


Montreat  Youth  Caravan 

Global  Mission  Conference 


July  22-28, 1990 

Be  one  of  40  young  people  and  adults  from  the  synod  to 

Live,  Eat,  Learn,  Worship,  &  Play 

together  at  the  Global  Mission  Conference. 
Contact  your  presbytery  office  or  Global  Mission  advocate 
for  information  about  your  presbytery's  plan  for  Youth  Caravan. 


The  Presbyterian  News,  Jxine  1990,  Page  7 


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Barber  Scotia  College 

CONCORD,  N.C.— The  General  Assembly  Council  of  the 
PC(USA)  has  approved  the  sale  of  a  small  parcel  of  Barber  Scotia 
College  property  adjacent  to  the  college.  Proceeds  from  the  sale 
will  go  to  the  college.  The  property,  which  was  donated  to  the 
college,  included  a  vacant  commercial  building. 


Mary  Baldwin  College 

STAUNTON,  Va.— Mary  Baldwin  College  hopes  to  conclude  its 
sesquicentennial  anniversary  in  1992  by  raising  more  than  $35 
million.  The  campaign,  launched  April  26  with  a  celebration  in 
Richmond,  will  increase  endowment,  which  supports  scholar- 
ships, faculty  development  and  growth  of  programs.  Part  of  the 
funds  will  also  be  used  for  campus  development. 

President  Cynthia  H.  Tyson  said  the  campaign  already  had 
raised  more  than  $16  million,  causing  the  college  to  raise  its  goal 
from  $25  million  to  $35  million. 


Davidson  College 

DAVIDSON,  N.C.— Ninety  black  Charlotte-Mecklenburg  mid- 
dle and  junior  high  school  students  are  receiving  a  special 
opportunity  to  assure  their  educational  future  through 
Davidson's  Love  of  Learning  Program.  The  students  spend 
a  month  on  the  Davidson  campus  each  summer  until  they 
graduate  from  high  school.  They  take  courses  in  mathematics, 
English,  science  and  PSAT/SAT  and  test-taking  strategies,  as 
well  as  sessions  in  spiritual  development,  physical  education 
and  leadership  training. 

The  students  get  together  about  twice  a  month  during  the 
school  year  for  special  academic  workshops,  cultural  and  social 
events.  Parents  are  also  involved  in  the  program,  attending 
workshops  on  how  to  cope  with  teenagers,  how  to  get  them  into 
college,  and  how  to  save  money  to  pay  for  it  all.  The  program, 
which  is  free  to  the  parents  and  students,  is  directed  by  the  Rev. 
Brenda  Tapia. 


Montreat-Anderson  College 

MONTREAT,  N.C.— Montreat-Anderson  College  offers  chur- 
ches two  distinctive  opportunities  to  support  Christian  higher 
education.  The  Partners-in-Christ  program  provides  support 
for  students  from  low-income  families.  The  cost  to  the  sponsor- 
ing church  is  $1,000  to  $2,000  per  year. 

International  Student  Scholarships  aid  foreign  students 
attending  Montreat-Anderson,  many  of  whom  return  home  to 
share  the  gospel  with  their  people.  For  more  information,  con- 
tact the  church  relations  office  at  Montreat-Anderson. 


St.  Andrews  College 

LAURINBURG,  N.C.— Two  professors— Robert  J.  Hopkins 
and  Thomas  E.  Williams — have  been  selected  to  receive  1990 
Sears-Roebuck  Foundation  Teaching  Excellence  and  Campus 
Leadership  Awards. 

The  Abbott  Laboratories  Fund  has  awarded  St.  Andrews  a 
three-year  grant  totaling  $30,000  for  the  purchase  of  scientific 
equipment.  The  funds  will  be  used  to  match  a  similar  grant  from 
the  National  Science  Foundation  to  help  the  college  buy  a 
high-pressure  liquid  chromatograph  and  an  atomic  absorption 
spectrometer. 


Queens  College 

CHARLOTTE,  N.C.— College  President  Billy  O.  Wireman  was 
scheduled  to  address  the  Academy  of  Political  and  Social  Science 
in  Beijing,  China  on  June  2.  The  title  of  his  address  was  "Mikhail 
Gobachev:  Who  is  He  and  What  Does  He  Want?" 

The  visit  to  China  is  part  of  a  four-nation  tour  to  visit  other 
colleges  and  to  make  arrangements  for  a  mid-summer  study 
tour  for  students  enrolled  in  Queens  executive  MBA  program. 


Johnson  C.  Smith  University 

CHARLOTTE,  N.C.— Sophomore  Ardra  O'Neal  was  selected 
as  one  of  eight  national  finalist  in  the  1990  Luard  Scholarship, 
one  of  the  nation's  top  public  speaking  competitions. 

Dr.  Phyllis  W.  Dawkins,  associate  professor  of  education 
and  chair  of  the  health  and  physical  education  department,  has 
won  a  Sears-Roebuck  Teaching  Excellence  Award. 

On  May  12  JCSU  hosted  the  taping  of  a  North  Carolina  Public 
Television  Forum  on  the  plight  of  black  males.  The  show,  titled 
"The  Black  Male:  An  Endangered  Species?"  was  scheduled  to  air 
on  June  5.  Valerie  L.  Lee,  chair  of  the  University  of  North 
Carolina  Center  for  Public  Television,  moderated. 


Peacemaking  Packets 

Synod  office  has  available,  free 
of  cnarge,  extra  packets  for  the 
Peacemaking  offering  for  use  by 
pastors,  stewardship  comnnittees, 
or  presbytery  staff.  Phone  (804) 
342-001 6.  Contact  Wayne  Moulder. 


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Campus  ministry  a  partnership 

of  churches,  presbyteries  and  synod 


By  "WOODY"  LEACH 

Campus  ministry  within  the 
Synod  of  the  Mid-Atlantic  is  a 
multi-faceted  ministry  with 
one  common  ingredient:  it 
works  in  partnership  with  the 
judicatories  of  the  church. ..the 
synod,  presbyteries,  and  local 
congregations.  It  is  a  ministry 
that  demonstrates  the  connec- 
tionalism  that  characterizes 
the  Presb3rterian  Church. 

Campus  Ministry  within 
the  synod  is  accountable  to 
those  bodies  who  support  it, 
and  it  works  in  concert  with 
them.  Making  these  connec- 
tions and  making  them  work  is 
a  task  Presbyterian  campus 
ministry  takes  very  seriously. 

There  are  many  examples  of 
how  these  partnerships  work 
across  the  synod.  In  some 
places  campus  ministry  works 
closely  with  a  local  congrega- 
tion and,  in  fact,  becomes  an 
integral  part  of  that  con- 
gregation's life  and  mission. 

In  other  places  the  partner- 
ship may  take  on  a  different 
configuration.  Presbyteries 
may  assume  a  more  direct  in- 
volvement or  several  congre- 
gations may  share  the  minis- 
try. Whatever  the  pattern, 
there  is  always  the  Presbyter- 
ian connection  that  holds  cam- 
pus ministry  accountable  to 
the  whole  church.  This  is  one 
crucial  difference  between 
Presbyterian  campus  ministry 
and  para-church  groups  like 
Campus  Crusade  and  Inter- 
Varsity. 

Campus  ministry  is  not  a 
ministry  done  solely  by  a  cam- 
pus minister.  It  is  a  ministry 
done  by  the  whole  church.  In 
Blacksburg,  where  Virginia 
Tech  (a  23,000-student  land- 
grant  university)  is  located, 
there  is  a  unique  arrangement 


where  two  local  congregations 
(Blacksburg  Presbyterian  and 
Northside  Presbyterian)  and  a 
campus  ministry  center 
(Cooper  House)  work  together 
in  a  partnership  called  United 
Campus  Ministries  of  Black- 
sburg (UCMB). 

A  board  of  24  persons  from 
the  churches  and  the  univer- 
sity (with  representation  from 
presbytery  and  synod)  plan 
and  carry  out  Presbyterian 
Campus  Ministry  at  Virginia 
Tech.  Campus  ministries 
within  the  synod  that  are  not 
connected  directly  to  a  church 
have  similar  structures. 

Since  campus  ministry  is 
such  a  crucial  element  in 
synod's  budget,  it  is  important 
that  the  synod  understand 
how  these  funds  are  managed. 

In  Blacksburg,  for  ex- 
ample, synod  funds  are  chan- 
neled to  the  UCMB  Board 
along  with  those  from  Presby- 
tery, local  churches  and  other 
sources.  The  board  apportions 
these  funds  for  staff  salaries, 
building  maintenance 
programs/  projects  and  other 
operational  items.  Members 
of  the  board  serve  on  ad- 
ministrative (executive,  per- 
sonnel, and  building  and  bud- 
get) or  programmatic  (peace 
and  justice,  pastoral  concerns, 
or  faith,  science  and  technol- 
ogy) committees  who  carry  out 
the  ministry.  Annual  detailed 
reports  and  evaluations  are 
made  to  funding  partners. 
This  is  or  soon  will  be  the  pat- 
tern for  all  ministries  who 
receive  funding  from  synod. 

The  partnership  in  Black- 
sburg has  been  very  produc- 
tive. Many  joint  endeavors 
have  emerged.  Exchange  of 
speakers,  programs,  and 
projects  have  enriched  both 


congregations  and  campus 
ministry.  Varied  projects  have 
utilized  cooperation  between 
church  and  university:  pro- 
grams and  pastoral  letters  on 
AIDS;  presentations  by  stu- 
dents and  university  person- 
nel on  racism  on  campus;  dorm 
discussions  on  relationships 
and  intimacy;  three-day  ex- 
posure tours  to  Appalachia; 
seminars  in  D.C.  on  Southern 
Africa  and  Central  America. 
Campus  ministry  in  Blacks- 
burg is  a  ministry  to  and  with 
the  campus,  including  stu- 
dents, faculty,  and  townies.  It 
is,  like  other  synod  campus 
ministries,  a  multi-faceted 
ministry  with  many  oppor- 
tunities for  learning,  involve- 
ment and  commitment. 

Partnership  between  cam- 
pus ministry  and  presbjd;ery 
has  also  been  productive.  The 
Presbytery  Hunger  Task 
Force  and  its  Two  Cents  Per 
Meal  Project  were  initiated  at 
Cooper  House.  The  Study/ 
Travel  Seminar  to  Central 
America  was  started  in  1984 
as  a  joint  venture  between 
presbytery  and  Cooper  House. 

These  projects,  still  in 
operation,  are  good  illustra- 
tions of  how  the  resources  of 
campus  ministry,  combined 
with  resources  in  congregation 
and  presbjrtery,  can  be  useful 
in  carrying  out  the  mission  of 
the  church.  Such  examples  can 
be  multiplied  throughout  the 
Synod  of  the  Mid-Atlantic. 
Campus  ministry  is  a  valuable 
resource  to  the  synod.  It  is  a 
partnership  that  works. 
H.  Underwood  Leach  works 
with  the  United  Campus  Min- 
istries of  Blacksburg,  Va., 
which  serves  Virginia  Poly- 
technic Institute  and  State 
University. 


Urban  Christian  retreat  seeks  staff,  residential  community 


Richmond  Hill,  a  new  ecu- 
menical Christian  retreat  cen- 
ter located  in  an  historic 
monastery  in  Richmond,  Va., 
is  now  seeking  to  fill  staff  and 
resident  positions. 

The  full-time  positions  of 
spiritual  director  and  assis- 
tant administrator  are  avail- 
able. Both  residential  posi- 
tions carry  a  stipend  and 
benefits.  A  half-time  resident 
position  is  available  for  a  book- 


keeper/data manager  with  full 
room  and  board  provided. 

Other  partial  fellowships 
are  available  for  persons  who 
wish  to  participate  fully  in  the 
residential  community  and  its 
ministry  and  are  unable  to  pay 
a  full  room  and  board  fee. 
These  fellowships  are  based  on 
performance  of  10-12  hours  a 
week  of  extra  activities,  such 
as  buildings  and  grounds  work 
and  housekeeping. 


For  information  contact 
Ben  Campbell,  pastoral  direc- 
tor, or  Walt  Shugart,  ad- 
ministrator, 2209  E.  Grace  St., 
Richmond,  VA  23223;  (804) 
783-7903. 


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[fj_    Presbyterian  Family  Ministries 

Barium  Springs  Home  for  Children 


Vol.  VII,  No.  5 


June  1990 


Lisa  S.  Crater,  Editor 


Students  gain  experience 


The  Child  Care  Services  class 
at  South  Iredell  High  School 
and  the  staff  of  the  Family  and 
Child  Development  Center 
have  an  interesting  arrange- 
ment which  benefits  its  par- 
ticipants in  many  different 
ways. 

Child  Care  Services  is  a 
two-year  course  in  child  care 
taught  by  Marie  Fitzgerald,  a 
home  economics  teacher  at 
South. 

Students  who  complete  two 
years  of  the  class  meet  the 
state  requirements  for  cer- 
tification in  child  care  and  will 
be  eligible  for  emplojonent  in 
the  child  care  field  once  they 
are  18  years  of  age  and  have 
graduated  from  high  school. 

An  important  part  of  the 
course  is  the  twice-weekly  vis- 
its the  students  make  to  the 
Family  and  Child  Develop- 
ment Center.  These  visits  help 
students  learn  about  child 
care  through  first-hand  exper- 
ience, and  also  help  the 
Center's  teachers  by  supplying 
them  with  volunteers  who  are 
eager  to  help  and  learn. 

The  students  who  complete 
this  course  not  only  meet  the 
requirements  to  have  a  career 
in  child  care,  they  also  have 
experience  with  children  that 


Front  row  (L  to  R):  Jennifer  Hendrix  (South),  Terry 
Turner,  Chris  Davis,  Jenny  Grant,  David  Tallman,  Krista 
Honeycutt,  Jonathan  Gaghan,  Ashley  Price,  and  Tiffany 
Harris  (South),  Second  row:  Kim  Gillespie  (South),  FCDC 
Teacher  Polly  Roberts,  and  LaShawn  Phifer  (South). 


will  help  them  if  and  when 
they  decide  to  become  parents 
themselves. 

Recently  the  class  con- 
ducted an  Easter  egg  hunt  for 
the  children.  The  15  girls  in 
the  class  worked  for  a  whole 
day  dying  enough  Easter  eggs 
so  each  of  the  120  children 
could  have  two  apiece.  They 
also  made  baskets  out  of  paper 
bags  for  the  children  to  put 
their  eggs  in  once  they  found 
them,  and  they  also  hid  the 
eggs  on  the  playground. 


In  1986  and  1987  the  class, 
along  with  South  Iredell's 
FFA,  raised  money  to  build 
and  donate  picnic  tables  to  the 
Center.  In  1988  it  raised 
money  to  donate  books  to  the 
Center's  Children's  Library. 

The  Family  and  Child 
Development  Center  is  one  of 
three  programs  of  Barium 
Springs  Home  for  Children.  It 
is  a  model  program  serving  as 
a  training  site  for  parents, 
churches,  and  other  day  care 
programs  in  the  state. 


...Or  SO 
it  seems 

Earle  Frazier,  ACSW 
Executive  Director 

A  statement  made  to  the  Board 
of  Regents  on  April  23,  1990: 

Joyce  Davis  and  I  were  talk- 
ing over  dinner  last  evening 
about  the  changes  which  have 
taken  place  here  over  the  past 
few  years.  Those  of  you  who 
have  been  around  several 
years  know  the  (program)  dif- 
ficulties we  encountered — and 
overcame — during  the  late 
1970's.  Those  were  frustrating 
years  for  all  of  us.  And  yet,  as 
I  look  back,  it  seems  most  un- 
likely that  we  could  have  ar- 
rived where  we  are  today 
without  going  through  those 
difficult  times. 

As  I  was  driving  home  last 
night,  I  was  thankful  all  over 
again  to  be  a  part  of  an  agency 
and  a  church  that  has  the 
resources,  the  flexibility,  the 
patience,  and  the  persistence 
to  slog  through  the  valleys  in 
order  to  reach  the  peaks.  We 
have  every  right  to  be  proud  of 


what  we  have  accomplished.... 
Then  I  thought  about  the  fu- 
ture. I  don't  know  what  is  out 
there,  but  I  am  very  sure 
that — some  day,  some  place — 
we  will  again  find  ourselves 
slogging  through  some 
frustrating  valley.  That's  just 
the  way  it  is  when  your  busi- 
ness is  helping  people  and 
peoples'  needs  change.  And  I 
find  it  most  comforting  to  know 
that,  when  the  time  comes,  we 
will  again  don  our  slogging 
boots,  hunker  down  and  strug- 
gle out  of  that  valley  and  on  to 
some  other  peak. 

Friends,  we  are  now  in 
another  valley — a  financial 
valley. 


Grant  awarded  to  Barium 


Blackmon  named  CCW  of  the  Year 


One  of  the  highest  honors  a 
child  care  worker  can  receive 
in  North  Carolina  was  be- 
stowed upon  an  employee  of 
Barium  Springs  Home  for 
Children  at  the  North  Caro- 
lina Child  Care  Association 
(NCCCA)  annual  training  con- 
ference. May  1-3  at  Camp 
Caraway  in  Asheboro. 

Mr.  Earl  Blackmon,  resi- 
dential coordinator  at  Grannis 
Cottage  in  the  Adolescent  Cen- 
ter, was  named  Child  Care 
Worker  of  the  Year  during 
the  awards  ceremony  at  the 
conference. 

Earl  was  employed  at  the 
Adolescent  Center  as  a  child 
care  worker  at  Grannis  Cot- 
tage almost  three  years  ago, 
and  became  residential  coordi- 
nator in  1989.  He  is  an  excep- 
tional role  model  for  the 
adolescents  in  his  cottage  and, 
as  a  result,  earns  not  only  their 
respect  but  also  their  trust  and 
admiration. 


Abe  Wilkinson,  director  of 
the  Adolescent  Center,  best 
described  Earl  in  his  nomina- 
tion letter  to  the  NCCCA: 

"Earl  exhibits  the  kinds  of 
traits  we  all  look  for  in  some- 
one who  is  going  to  be  in 
charge  of  a  portion  of  a  child's 
life...  he  is  warm,  emphatic, 
soft-spoken,  directive,  innova- 
tive, organized,  initiating.  I 
wish  that  he  could  be  cloned 
and    strategically  placed 


throughout  the  Adolescent 
Center. 

"In  the  summer  of  1988,  as 
two  residents  were  preparing 
to  leave  the  program,  they  re- 
flected on  how  they  had 
changed  and  why  they  had 
chosen  this  time  in  their  lives 
to  make  a  change.  Both  point- 
ed to  Earl  and  said,  'He's  the 
reason.'  Most  of  us  hope  that 
we  will  be  able  to  impact  the 
future  of  at  least  one  child." 


Barium  Springs  Home  for 
Children  was  one  of  45  child 
care  institutions  in  North  and 
South  Carolina  to  be  awarded 
an  operating  grant  from  the 
Duke  Endowment. 

Grants  totaling  $3,261,631 
were  awarded  to  177  hospitals 
and  45  child  care  institutions 
in  North  and  South  Carolina 
by  the  endowment's  trustees 
at  their  March  meeting. 

Robert  A.  Mayer  II,  director 
of  the  endowment's  Child  Care 
Division,  said  that  these  funds 
are  awarded  every  year  to 
children's  homes  to  support 


general  operating  funds  be- 
cause many  foundations  and 
other  funding  sources  are 
reluctant  to  make  grants  for 
day-to-day  expenses. 

The  endowment  also 
awards  grants  to  children's 
homes  in  the  Carolinas  for 
capital  and  program  support. 
In  1989  these  other  grants  to- 
taled nearly  $1  million. 

The  annual  hospital  grants, 
which  help  cover  costs  of 
caring  for  the  poor,  are  in- 
creasingly important  to  hospi- 
tals as  the  problem  of  indigent 
care  continues  to  worsen. 


Staff  often  learning,  instructing  in  tine  cliild  care  field 


Earl  Blackmon,  left,  with 

Rufiis  Stark,  president  of 

th«  NCCCA 


There  is  no  such  thing  as  "too 
much  training"  when  it  comes 
to  the  field  of  child  care.  Staff 
at  Barium  Springs  Home  for 
Children  have  had  the  honor  of 
both  participating  in  and 
teaching  some  of  the  finest 
training  available  in  this  field. 

Just  recently  the  Home 
received  two  grants  awarded 
by  the  Duke  Endowment 
through  the  North  Carolina 
Child  Care  Association 
(NCCCA)  to  participate  in 
joint  consultation  training  ses- 
sions with  other  agencies  that 
serve  children  and  families. 
The  Duke  Endowment  pro- 
vides four  of  these  grants  each 
year  to  promote  good  relations 
and  an  exchange  of  ideas  be- 
tween agencies  serving 
children  and  families. 

In  the  first  of  these  joint 
training  sessions,  staff  from 
the  Home  and  Crossnore 
School  participated  in  both 
beginning  and  advanced  team 
training  taught  by  Howard 
Garner  of  Virginia  Common- 
wealth University.  About  75 
people  attended  this  session. 

The  second  of  these  training 


sessions,  called  "Connecting: 
Essential  Elements  of 
Residential  Child  Care,"  was 
held  each  Tuesday  for  six 
weeks  beginning  on  March  13. 
Adolescent  Center  Assistant 
Director  Bruce  Steadman  and 
Robert  Miller  of  the  Kennedy 
Campus  of  Elon  Homes  for 
Children  led  the  workshop  for 
16  students.  "Connecting"  is  a 
family-centered  training 
course  designed  to  give  a 
generic  philosophical  base  for 
working  in  residential  child 
care  within  the  team  model. 

Both  of  these  training  ses- 
sions involved  the  "team" 
model  of  residential  child  care. 
In  this  concept  a  "team"  (con- 
sisting of  child  care  workers,  a 
teacher,  a  social  worker  and/or 
other  staff)  works  exclusively 
with  the  youth  assigned  to 
them.  Training  sessions  in- 
volving the  team  model  are  de- 
signed to  help  staff  work  to- 
gether better  as  a  team.  This 
in  turn  helps  them  be  more 
productive  when  working  with 
the  children  and  their 
families. 

Staff  from  the  Home  also 


participated  recently  in  the 
NCCCA's  annual  training  con- 
ference at  Camp  Caraway  in 
Asheboro,  N.C.  Of  the  42  work- 
shops presented,  16  were  led 
by  staff  from  the  Home. 

The  theme  for  the  1990  con- 
ference was  "Children  of  the 


Nineties:  Critical  Issues  and 
Implications  for  Services." 
Workshops  were  taught  ad- 
dressing this  theme  as  well  as 
basic  training  for  first-year 
child  care  workers. 

The  Home  is  a  NCCCA 
charter  member  agency. 


In  Memory — In  Honor 

Barium  Springs  Home  for  Children 


Donor  

Address . 


IN  MEMORY— IN  HONOR 

My  gift  of  $  

I  wish  to  Honor   

Name  of  Honoree  or  Deceased 


is  enclosed 
 Remember 


Address  

On  the  occasion  of  

Date  of  death  if  applicable. 

Survivor  to  notify  

Address  


Relationship  of  survivor  to  honoree  _ 


Mail  to:  P.O.  Box  1,  Barium  Springs,  NC  28010 


Montreat  preparing  for  centennial  in  1997 


The  Presbyterian  News,  June  1990,  Page  9 


MONTREAT,  N.C.— The 
Mountain  Retreat  Asso- 
ciation's Trustees  of  Stock 
began  planning  for  Montreat 
Conference  Center's  1997 
Centennial  Celebration  at  its 
spring  meeting  recently. 


The  board  authorized  the 
formation  of  a  Centennial 
Planning  Committee  and  in- 
structed the  conference  center 
staff  to  explore  funding  for  a 
projected  $25  million  in  capital 
and  endowment  needs. 


Family  activities  are  an  important  part  of  Montreal's 
Family  Enrichment  Conference  scheduled  for  July  3-7 


Computer  Comer 

More  software  available 
for  portable  computers 

By  STEVEN  R.  FLEMING 

Pastor,  First  United  Presbyterian  Church,  Westminster,  Md. 

In  this  column,  I  have  focused  on  the  use  of  computers  for  the 
church  office  or  pastor's  study.  A  growing  number  of  persons, 
however,  are  purchasing  "laptop  or  luggable"  computers  which 
can  be  taken  anywhere.  These  portable  computers,  especially  if 
they  do  not  have  a  hard  disk,  require  software  which  will  give 
them  the  ability  to  do  a  number  of  tasks  without  carrying  a  stack 
of  computer  disks  or  bulky  manuals  with  them. 

One  program  specifically  designed  for  the  portable  IBM  and 
compatibles  computer  market  is  WordPerfect  Executive.  The 
entire  program  will  fit  onto  one  3-1/2"  disk  (720kb)  or  two  5-1/4" 
disks  (360kb)!  Executive  (under  $200  retail)  combines  word 
processing,  database,  spreadsheet,  financial  analysis,  and  time 
management  tools  in  an  easy-to-use  integrated  package.  DOS 
2.0  or  later  versions,  and  512  kilobytes  of  RAM  are  required  for 
use. 

The  word  processor  in  Executive  is  a  simplified  version  of 
WordPerfect  version  4.2  and  offers  most  important  features  of 
that  powerful  writing  tool.  Documents  created  with  Executive 
can  be  exchanged  with  versions  of  WordPerfect  4.2  and  5.0, 
although  I  was  not  able  to  try  them  with  the  new  WordPerfect 
5.1.  Several  pre-set  document  formats  (including  Memos,  Busi- 
ness letters.  Expense  Reports,  and  travel  Itineraries)  are  sup- 
plied, or  you  can  create  your  own.  Names  and  addresses  can  be 
imported  into  documents  automatically  from  the  Phone  Direc- 
tory or  NoteCards.  Command  key  templates  for  keyboard  func- 
tion keys  either  on  the  left  or  top  are  provided,  as  is  one  for  the 
Toshiba  Tl  100  Plus. 

The  Spreadsheet  includes  major  financial,  arithmetic  and 
logical  functions.  A  conversion  program  reads  and  writes  to  the 
popular  Lotus  1-2-3  format.  A  "pop-up"  calculator  has  a  memory 
register,  as  well  as  financial  and  analytical  functions. 

NoteCards  allow  you  to  keep  ideas,  action  items  and  notes  of 
any  kind  in  a  simple  but  powerful  database.  A  separate  Phone 
Directory  includes  room  for  notes  linked  to  name,  company,  title, 
address,  and  -  of  course  -  phone  number  records.  Unfortunately, 
the  program  does  not  access  a  modem  to  dial  the  phone. 

One  of  the  most  useful  features  of  Executive,  however,  is  the 
Appointment  Calendar.  Keeping  track  of  dates,  schedules  and 
work  priorities  is  easy.  Information  in  the  Calendar  can  be 
quickly  transferred  to  the  word  processor. 

The  provided  Main  Menu  program  (which  can  be  customized) 
is  already  set  up  with  all  these  program  options.  A  built-in 
tutorial  gets  you  using  the  program  quickly.  And  Executive 
comes  with  WordPerfect  Corporations  famous  unlimited  "toll- 
free"  phone  support  if  you  have  any  problems  with  the  program. 
The  main  weakness  of  Executive  is  the  lack  of  a  telecom- 
munications module. 

Executive  comes  in  a  slender,  velcro-sealing  box  with  three 
paperback  manuals  (Setup,  Learning,  Reference),  a  Reference 
Card,  and  Program  disks  in  3-1/2"  and  5-1/4"  IBM  formats. 
WordPerfect  Executive,  in  fact,  might  be  the  only  software 
package  many  people  need,  whether  they  have  portable  or 
desk-top  computers! 

[Readers  may  contact  Dr.  Fleming  with  questions  or  for  more 
information  at:  65  Washington  Road,  Westminster  MD  21157. 
Enclose  $3  if  you  wish  a  copy  of  his  multi-page  report  Selecting 
Computer  Hardward  &  Software  for  Churches.7 


"These  actions  set  the  scene 
for  a  large-scale  event  that  will 
not  only  involve  the  com- 
munity, but  also  the  national 
Presbyterian  church,"  stated 
Bill  Peterson,  conference  cen- 
ter executive  director. 

Montreat  Conference  Cen- 
ter is  one  of  three  national  con- 
ference centers  of  the  Pres- 
bjrterian  Church  (U.S.A.),  con- 
ducting 30  year-round  con- 
ferences and  retreats  each 
year.  Over  25,000  people  at- 
tended Montreat's  programs 
and  used  its  facilities  during 
1989. 


Fun  and  good  times  are  a  part  of  Montreat's  four  Youth 
Conferences  each  summer 


William  Black  Lodge  opens  for  1990 


MONTREAT,  N.C.— The  Wil- 
liam Black  Lodge  is  open  for 
the  1990  season. 

Rooms — with  three  home- 
cooked  meals,  two  meals,  or  no 
meals — are  available  to 
church  groups  and  in- 
dividuals. 

Ideal  for  retreats,  conferen- 
ces or  vacations,  the  William 
Black  Lodge  is  an  agency  of  the 
Synod  of  the  Mid-Atlantic. 

The  lodge  features  a  cheer- 
ful dining  room,  a  lobby/living 
room  with  fireplace  and  con- 
versation areas,  and  a  popular 
"rocking  chair"  front  porch. 

Some  "guestships"  are 
available  for  retired  clergy  and 


spouses  to  spend  free  four-day 
visits  at  the  lodge.  These  are 
provided  on  a  first-come,  first- 
served  basis,  however,  and 
reservations  are  necessary. 


For  rates  and  reservations, 
contact  the  manager,  Miss 
Nancy  Copeland  at  Box  819, 
Montreat,  NC  28757,  or  phone 
her  at  (704)  669-6314. 


Men  honor  four  from  synod 


CHARLOTTE,  N.C.— Four 
men  from  the  Synod  of  the 
Mid-Atlantic  were  honored 
during  the  first  annual  meet- 
ing of  the  Presbyterian  Men 
here  April  21-22. 

Receiving  Church  Man  of 
the  Year  awards  were  Oren 
McCullough  of  Charlotte, 
N  C.  and  Bob  Glaspey  of 


Davidson,  N.C. 

John  Knox  recipients  in- 
cluded John  Hamil  of 
Greensboro,  N.C.  and  Youn- 
gil  Cho  of  Raleigh,  N.C. 

The  group  elected  Richard 
LeTourneau,  elder  from  First 
Presbyterian  Church,  Long- 
view,  Texas,  as  its  new  presi- 
dent, succeeding  Hamil. 


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Zuni's  Student  Activity  Complex 
Will  Greatly  Benefit  Its  Program 

Dedication  of  the  new  Complex  is  set  for  July  28 


Artist's  conception  of  a  portion  of  the  Zuni  campus.  New  construction  will  be 
within  the  lines. 


On  July  28,  the  Zuni  Train- 
ing Center,  a  residential  pro- 
gram for  mentally  and  devel- 
opmentally  disabled  young 
adults  at  Zuni,  Va.,  and  a 
major  ministry  of  Presbyte- 
rian Home  &  Family  Ser- 
vices, Inc.,  will  hold  its  16th 
Annual  Visitors'  Day  in  the 
Country.  Always  a  gala  occa- 
sion, Visitors'  Day  this  year 
will  have  a  special  signifi- 
cance; the  primary  activity 
of  the  day  will  be  the  dedica- 
tion of  the  Center's  long- 
awaited  Student  Activity  Com- 
plex. Fund  raising  for  the 
$1,750,000  Complex  has  been 
under  way  since  July  1989, 
and  two  of  these  buildings 
are  scheduled  for  completion 
in  mid  1990. 

The  Complex  will  consist 
of  three  units  to  be  built  as 
funds  are  received.  The  units 
are  the  Gymnasium/Audito- 
rium  with  a  gymnasium  for 
recreation  that  will  also  serve 
as  an  auditorium  (this  facil- 
ity will  replace  an  existing 
metal  prefab  building  used 
for  games);  the  Student  Ac- 
tivity Building,  which  will 
house  a  nurse's  and  first-aid 
office,  a  kitchen  for  training 
students  in  homemaking 
skills,  and  a  student  lounge 
and  craft  room;  and  the  Stu- 
dent Service  Administrative 
Wing,  which  will  provide 
office  space  for  intake  ser- 
vices, counseling,  job  place- 
ment services,  and  the  resi- 
dential staff. 

The  building  of  the  Com- 
plex will  complete  the  Cen- 
ter's original  building  plan 
which  was  developed  in  1967 
when  Zuni  first  opened  its 
doors,  housing  its  initial  stu- 
dent body  of  three  in  an  old 
farmhouse.  The  farmhouse 

Tvpd.  too,  as  an  adminis- 
'  building,  dining  hall, 

1.  u  ^xtivi  .y  center.  Over  the 


past  23  years  a  number  of 
facilities  have  been  erected 
on  the  Zuni  campus,  among 
them  a  dining  hall,  an  admin- 
istrative building,  three  dor- 
mitories, a  one-room  school- 
house,  the  Guest  Lodge  for 
parents,  and  a  greenhouse 
for  horticulture  training. 
Zuni  is  currently  licensed  to 
serve  72  students. 

The  Center's  program  has 
grown  with  its  facilities,  and 
now  students  are  trained  not 
only  in  horticulture,  but  also 
in  landscaping,  food  service, 
custodial  services,  and  inde- 
pendent living  skills.  Close 
to  400  young  men  and  women 
18  and  over  have  been  pre- 
pared to  live  in  their  home 
communities  and  work  in  com- 
petitive or  sheltered  employ- 
ment. 

"The  Student  Activity  Com- 
plex will  give  a  major  boost 
to  our  program.  We'll  be  able 
to  implement  better  our  pres- 
ent program,  and  we'll  be 
able  to  add  to  it,"  commented 
Robert  B.  Bishop,  campus 
director  of  the  Center,  who 


added:  "Our  aim,  as  always, 
is  to  have  our  students 
achieve  their  maximum  poten- 
tial and  lead  fulfilled  lives." 

Bishop  said  that  he  has 
been  very  encouraged  by  the 
outstanding  support  the  Cen- 
ter's building  program  has 
received.  Gifts  to  date  total 
$676,000. 

Said  Bishop:  "I  think  we 
have  been  successful  because 
we  have  a  well-respected, 
long-time  program— a  pro- 
gram that's  doing  the  job.  I 
believe  there's  another  rea- 
son, too;  we're  raising  funds 
for  down-to-earth  needs,  and 
individuals  and  organizations 
recognize  that  fact." 

The  Center's  building  proj- 
ect is  part  of  a  $6-million 
building  and  renovation  pro- 
gram launched  in  1989  by 
Presbyterian  Home  &  Fam- 
ily Services,  Inc.,  and  desig- 
nated "Building  for  the  '90s." 

Noted  President  E.  Peter 
Geitner:  "We  want  to  im- 
prove and  expand  our  minis- 
try to  meet  new  needs  cre- 
ated by  changing  times." 


Helping  Others  to  Help  Themselves 


For  more  than  two  decades 
the  Zuni  Training  Center 
has  been  helping  the  men- 
tally and  developmentally 
disabled  to  help  themselves. 
Individualized  in  focus,  the 
training  here  is  based  on 
realistic  objectives  and  pre- 
pares students  to  function 
in  their  home  communities 
after  graduation  working 
in  competitive  or  sheltered 
employment. 

Explained  Robert  B. 
Bishop,  campus  director:  "I 
think  what  makes  our  pro- 


gram unusual  is  that  it 
deals  with  the  total  person. 
We  adjust  our  program  to 
meet  the  person's  needs.  We 
work  to  develop  vocational 
skills,  independent  living 
skills,  and  leisure  skills, 
and,  all  the  while,  we  are 
also  building  a  good,  Strong 
Christian  person." 

"The  program  continues 
to  grow  in  quality,  altering 
and  expanding  to  meet  the 
demands  of  the  times,"  said 
Bishop. 


"Never  Smother  a 
Good  Impulse" 


While  visiting  two  sisters 
who  have  always  been  very 
generous  to  our  Christian 
ministry  at  Presbyterian 
Home  and  Family  Services, 
Inc.,  they  shared  why  they 
support  our  work. 

Their  mother's  influence 
on  their  lives  regarding 
stewardship  of  treasure,  tal- 
ents, and  time  is  worth  shar- 
ing with  every  Christian. 

She  taught  them:  "Never 
smother  a  good  impulse." 

Many  other  caring  insti- 
tutions have  benefitted  from 
their  giving  on  good  im- 
pulse. Sometimes  the  im- 
pulse was  spontaneous,  and 
sometimes  the  impulse  led 
to  a  long-term  commitment. 

Their  enthusiasm  of  never 
smothering  a  good  impulse 
honored  their  mother's  mem- 
ory by  continuing  her  lov- 
ing generosity  to  two  more 
family  generations. 

The  good  impulse  contin- 
ues to  be  honored  by  so 
many  people  providing  us 
with  resources  to  help  the 
children  on  the  Lynchburg 
campus  and  the  develop- 
mentally  disadvantaged  stu- 
dents on  our  Zuni  campus. 

Our  work  continues  be- 
cause of  generous  individu- 
als, churches,  men's  and 
women's  groups  within  those 
congregations,  businesses 
and  foundations  who  did  not 
smother  the  good  impulse  to 
support  us. 

Wills  and  bequests  have 
come  to  our  ministry  be- 
cause friends  responded  to 
the  impulse  to  help. 

Good  impulses  abound 
when  loved  ones  and  friends 
are  remembered  in  our 
memorial  and  honor  giving 


T.  Donald 
Hamilton 


programs. 

Good  im- 
pulses grow 
when  indi- 
viduals and 
church 
groups  be- 
come spon- 
sor s  for 
clothing, 
tuition,  al- 
lowances, 
and  birthday  and  Christ- 
mas gifts. 

Currently,  we  are  engaged 
in  several  capital  projects- 
new  buildings  and  major 
renovations  of  existing  build- 
ings. We  can  use  some  very 
strong  impulses  in  these 
major  endeavors. 

At  Zuni,  we  have  started 
building  two-thirds  of  the 
Student  Activity  Complex 
—we  still  need  $900,000  to 
complete  the  entire  project. 

At  Lynchburg,  we  need 
$1,000,000  to  complete  the 
renovation  of  the  historic 
Bain-Wood  Administration 
Building  so  our  program/ 
care-givers  will  have  better 
facilities  and  basic  build- 
ing codes  will  be  met. 

Another  major  capital 
project  is  a  Group  Home 
for  students  of  our  Zuni 
Training  Center  and  devel- 
opmentally disadvantaged 
people  from  the  community 
where  we  locate  it.  It  will 
cost  an  estimated  $500,000. 

If  you  would  like  to  receive 
our  capital  giving  brochure 
or  if  your  church  group 
would  like  a  program  on  our 
ministries,  please  contact  me 
at  (804)  384-3138. 

T.  Donald  Hamilton, 
Planned  Giving  Director 


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□  Children's  Home,  Lynchburg 

□  Genesis  House 

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□  Transition  to  Independence  Program 

□  A  Living  Memorial  (to  honor  the  deceased) 

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□  An  Honor  Gift  (to  honor  the  living) 

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Bible  Study— Lesson  11 ,  July  1990 

Waiting  for...tiie  Day  of  God 
II  Peter2:10b-3:18 


By  MARY  BONEY  SHEATS 

The  church  owes  much  to  its  heretics.  By  stat- 
ing what  is  false  about  the  faith  they  have 
forced  the  church  to  say  what  is  true.  Think  of 
the  books  in  the  New  Testament  that  were 
written  to  refute  false  beliefs.  For  example, 
Paul  wrote  his  letter  to  the  Galatians  to  call 
them  on  the  carpet  about  their  insistence  on 
circumcision  and  their  denial  of  salvation  by 
grace  alone.  We  would  not  have 
the  wonderful  assurance  of  life 
after  death  in  I  Corinthians  15 
had  there  not  been  in  the  church 
at  Corinth  those  who  were  deny- 
ing the  reality  of  the  resurrec- 
tion. 

The  Letter  of  II  Peter  stands  in 
this  category  of  writings  that 
maintain  the  correct  teachings  of 
Christian  faith. 


The  Matter  of  Authority 

The  very  early  church  had  the 
living  apostles  such  as  Peter  and 
Paul  as  their  check  on  orthodoxy. 
There  were  the  remembered 
words  and  preserved  writings  of 
those  witnesses.  Whatever  came 
later  by  way  of  teaching  and  practice  had  to  be 
judged  by  what  was  already  accepted  as 
authentic. 

Respect  for  the  authority  of  Peter  is  evident 
in  the  wide-ranging  accumulation  of  traditions 
claiming  to  have  come  from  the  apostle.  Books 
such  as  The  Gospel  of  Peter,  The  Acts  of  Peter, 
The  Acts  of  Peter  and  Andrew,  and  The 
Apocalypse  of  Peter  are  among  writings 
making  use  of  the  apostle's  name.  But  to  read 
these  apocryphal  books  in  the  light  of  the 
canonical  New  Testament  is  to  see  why  they 
were  not  accepted  as  authentic. 

While  there  are  those  who  would  question 
whether  the  books  of  I  and  II  Peter  are  from  the 
pen  of  the  fisherman  disciple,  these  letters  are 
consistent  with  the  other  New  Testament 
teachings  and  deserve  their  place  as  standards 
of  orthodoxy  in  the  Word  of  God. 

Second  Peter  attacks  heretical  views  in  two 
areas,  one  in  ethics,  the  other  in  eschatology. 
The  writer  is  concerned  with  moral  living  in 
this  life  and  with  hope  for  the  future  based  on 
Christ's  coming  again. 


Mary  Boney  Sheats 


indulge  every  carnal  whim.  It  was  the  latter 
course  that  was  being  taken  by  the  addressees 
of  this  letter.  Second  Peter  calls  them  "crea- 
tures of  instinct"  (2:12)  and  pronounces  them 
"insatiable  for  sin"  (2:14),  with  "hearts  trained 
in  greed"  (vs.  14),  being  as  stupid  as  Balaam 
(vs.  16;  see  Numbers  22).  When  the  author 
mentions  the  distortion  of  Paul's  teaching  by 
"the  ignorant  and  unstable"  he  may  have  been 
thinking  of  the  gnostics  who  turned  liberty  into 
license  (II  Peter  3:16;  see 
Romans  6). 

The  psychological  truth  of 
what  was  going  on  is  analyzed  as 
the  false  lure  of  freedom.  The 
freedom  to  be  licentious  is  really 
enslavement,  for  whatever  over- 
comes a  person  makes  that  per- 
son a  slave  (II  Peter  2:19).  Yes, 
we  have  freedom  to  choose — but 
ultimately,  only  to  choose  what 
(or  who)  will  master  us. 


The  Fatal  Pull  of  False 
Teaching 

Second  Peter  has  an  ominous 
threat  for  those  who,  after  they 
have  known  and  accepted  the 
truth  of  Christ,  go  back  to  their 
false  beliefs  and  practices.  Like  similar  warn- 
ings in  the  Letter  to  the  Hebrews  (Hebrews  6:4; 
10:26),  II  Peter  claims  that  those  who,  "after 
knowing  (the  way  of  righteousness)  turn  back 
from  the  holy  commandment  delivered  to 
them"  (2:21),  are  worse  off  than  if  they  had 
never  known  the  gospel.  For  they  have  cut 
away  their  ground  of  hope  and  perjured  their 
souls. 


Misunderstood  Promises  (1) 

The  chief  problem  faced  in  II  Peter  was  that 
of  a  distortion  of  the  gospel  with  freedoms  being 
turned  into  license  (II  Peter  2:10b-16).  False 
teachers  had  crept  into  the  church  and  had 
interpreted  the  freedom  Christ  brought  as  per- 
mission to  follow  their  own  inclinations. 

The  underl3dng  heresy  which  seems  to  be 
responsible  for  this  problem  is  that  of  gnos- 
ticism— one  of  the  most  pervasive  and 
dangerous  heresies.  The  root  of  this  word 
means  knowledge,  and  gnostics  were  those  who 
believed  that  they  had  a  special  kind  of  insight 
into  truth  that  everyone  did  not  have.  That 
knowledge  was  the  belief  that  whatever  is 
material  and  tangible  is  evil,  while  whatever  is 
spiritual  is  good.  On  the  surface  that  may  sound 
pious,  but  it  has  devastating  implications  for 
theology  and  ethics  for  both  Judaism  and  the 
Christian  faith. 

If  things  material  are  evil,  then  Christ  was 
not  a  real  flesh  and  blood  human  being:  he  only 
seemed  to  be  human.  This  particular  heresy 
was  called  Docetism  from  the  Greek  doceo  to 
seem.  If  the  gnostics  are  right,  then  it  doesn't 
matter  what  we  do  with  our  physical  bodies:  we 
can  take  them  to  either  of  two  extremes.  We  can 
become  ascetics  and  neglect  or  torture  these 
bodies,  or  we  can  abandon  all  self-control  and 


Misunderstood  Promises  (2) 

The  second  area  II  Peter  attacks  as  heretical 
is  the  claim  the  false  teachers  are  making  that 
the  second  coming  of  Christ  is  a  hoax.  Just 
because  "the  day  of  the  Lord,"  so  long  expected, 
has  not  come  yet  is  no  sign  that  it  will  not  come. 
After  all,  it  will  be  the  day  of  the  Lord,  and  not 
our  day:  God  has  a  separate  clock  from  ours 
(3:8). 

The  time  will  surely  come.  Scoffers  may 
claim  that  the  world  is  changeless,  but  God  is 
not  through  with  the  universe.  Formed  by 
water  and  destroyed  once  by  water  (3:5),  the 
next  destruction  will  be  by  fire  (3:7),  in  prepara- 
tion for  the  new  heavens  and  "new  earth  in 
which  righteousness  dwells"  (3:13).  God  is  in 
control  of  the  future  as  of  the  past. 

The  Final  Imperative 

The  last  imperative  of  the  Petrine  letters  has 
a  lift  to  it:  Grow!  "Grow  in  the  grace  and 
knowledge  of  our  Lord  and  Savior  Jesus  Christ" 
(3:18). 

Grow  in  your  understanding  and  your  living 
of  the  life  of  "holiness  and  godliness"  (3:11). 

Grow  in  your  patient  waiting  for  what  God's 
future  has  for  you.  And 

"To  him  be  the  glory  both  now  and  to  the  day 
of  eternity.  Amen." 

SUGGESTED  ACTIVITIES 

1.  Discuss  this  question:  What  beliefs  and 
practices  of  our  church  might  a  Peter  of  today 
declare  to  be  heretical? 

2.  Read  (or  have  someone  sing)  George 
Matheson's  hymn,  "Make  Me  a  Captive,  Lord" 
(#308  The  Hymnbook).  Then  discuss  the 
dynamics  of  freedom  and  slavery  as  found  in  II 
Peter  2:19. 

3.  What  are  the  means  of  grace  by  which  we 
grow  into  maturity  in  our  Lord  and  Savior 
Jesus  Christ? 


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The  Window  of  Childhood: 
Glimpses  of  Wonder  and 
Courage.  By  Olson  Huff, 
M.D.  Westminster/John  Knox 
Press.  1990.  120  pp.  $9.95 

In  18  heartwarming  short 
stories.  Huff,  an  Asheville, 
N.C.  pediatrician,  shows  how 
children  tell  us  of  love,  joy, 
pain,  death,  hope,  friendship, 
and  the  discovery  of  new 
things.  He  provides  a  "view 
through  a  window"  in  which 
children  are  seen  as  un- 
polished and  unspoiled  per- 
sons who  excite  response  and 
encourage  participation. 

Written  in  a  clear,  easy-to- 
read  style,  these  vignettes 
portray  children  as  vibrant 
and  dynamic  persons. 

Huff  invites  us  to  share  in 
each  child's  vulnerability  and 
pride,  fear  and  hope, 
simplicity  and  complexity.  He 
teaches  that  childhood  is  more 
than  a  time  for  growing  up, 
and  much  more  than  a  prelude 
to  youth  and  adulthood. 

Huff  is  medical  director  of 
pediatrics  and  the  center  for 
childhood  development  and 
rehabilitation  at  Thoms 
Rehabilitation  Hospital;  and 
associate  clinical  professor  of 
pediatrics  at  Mountain  Area 
Health  Education  Center.  He 
is  a  member  of  Grace 
Covenant  Presbyterian 
Church  in  Asheville. 


Young  Children  and  Wor- 
ship. By  Sonja  M.  Stewart  and 
Jerome  W.  Berryman. 
Westminster/John  Knox 
Press.  1990.  Paper.  330  pp. 
$16.95. 

Stewart  and  Berryman  pro- 
vide a  process,  clearly  written 
and  theologically  informed,  for 
the  journey  of  children  toward 
God  through  the  experience  of 
corporate  worship.  On  this 
journey,  children  learn  the 
stories  of  faith  and  through  the 
storytelling  process  are  led  to 
understand  what  worship  is 
and  how  it  is  to  be  experienced. 

By  constructing  worship 
centers  where  the  flow  of  ac- 
tivity corresponds  to  the  order 
of  congregational  worship,  the 
authors  provide  a  method,  a 
sensorimotor  experience,  for 
teaching  children  about  wor- 
ship. Through  storytelling  and 
art,  with  explicit  directions, 
patterns,  and  instructions, 
church  school  teachers,  clergy, 
and  others  interested  in  ena- 
bling children  to  prepare  for 
the  worship  experience  will 
find  models  for  teaching  and 
learning  in  this  resource. 

Sonja  M.  Stewart  is  profes- 
sor of  Christian  education  at 
Western  Theological  Semi- 
nary in  Holland,  Mich.  Jerome 
W.  Berryman  is  canon 
educator  at  Christ  Church 
Cathedral  (Episcopal)  in 
Houston,  Texas. 


Paul's  Covenant  Com- 
munity: Jew  and  Gentile  in 
Romans.  By  R.  David  Kaylor. 
Westminster/John  Knox 
Press.  1988.  Paper.  260  pp. 
$15.95. 

Very  readable,  clear,  and 
engaging,  avoiding  technical 
language,  this  new  book  for 
church  settings  and  academic 


teaching  by  Davidson  College 
Professor  of  Religion  R.  David 
Kaylor  presents  an  integrated 
reading  of  Paul's  letter  to  the 
Romans. 

Kaylor  acknowledges  that 
the  fundamental  conviction 
underlying  all  of  Paul's  theol- 
ogy is  the  community  of  the 
new  covenant  and,  therefore, 
the  bringing  together  of  all 
humankind.  Gentile  and  Jew. 
This  book  is  a  theological  in- 
terpretation of  Romans,  not  a 
commentary.  Kaylor  is  con- 
cerned with  structure,  argu- 
ment, and  the  theological  con- 
tent of  the  New  Testament  let- 
ter from  Paul. 

Paul's  Covenant  Com- 
munity is  a  sensitive  inter- 
pretation for  individual  and 
group  study,  for  informed 
preaching,  for  reflecti\'o 
scholarship,  and  for  all  wMo 
would  seek  to  understand  the 
most  influential  letter  written 
to  the  churches  by  Paul. 


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sively. 

Fleports  to  the  Vice  President  for 
Development. 

Based  in  Jeffersonville,  Indiana  (b 
minutes  from  the  Presbyterian  Center  in 
Louisville,  Kentucky) 

M/F/HA^  Position  open  to  clergy 
and  laity 

Forward  applications  by  JUNE  30, 
1990  to:  The  REV.  ROBERT  F, 
LANGWIG,  Vice  President,  Develop- 
ment, Presbyterian  Church  (U.S.A.) 
Foundation,  200  East  Twelfth  St.,  Jeffer- 
sonville, IN  47130 


REGIONAL  REPRESENTATIVE 
FOR  FUNDS  DEVELOPMENT 

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Foundation  is  looking  for  regional  repre- 
sentatives for  positions  in  several  areas 
of  the  United  States  for  1 990  and  1 991 . 

RESPONSIBLE  for  Funds  Develop- 
ment (deferred  giving  and  wills  em- 

§hasis)  related  to  congregations,  pres- 
yteries,  synods  and  the  General  As- 
sembly. 

REQUIREMENTS:  Fund  rais- 
ing/deferred giving  experience: 
knowledge  of  and  appreciation  for  the 

eolity  and  teachings  of  the  Presbyterian 
hurch  and  an  enthusiasm  for  its  mis- 
sion; experience  in  public  relations;  skill 
in  speaking  and  letter  writing;  a 
penchant  for  accuracy;  ability  to  keep 
confidences;  a  love  of  people;  willing- 
ness to  travel  extensively  generating  a 
great  number  of  personal  contacts. 
Please  indicate  willingness  to  relocate 
to  another  city  if  necessary. 

Become  part  of  a  nationwide  team  of 
professionals  developing  life  income 
contracts  and  gifts  through  the  Pres- 
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enhance  and  extend  the  mission  of  the 
Church. 

M/F/HA/  Position  open  to  clergy 
and  laity 

Forward  applications  by  JULY  15, 
1990  to:  THE  REV.  ROBERT  F. 
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Page  12,  The  Presbyterian  News,  June  1990 


Women's  conferences 
June  15-17  and  18-21 


9{ezv  9-Cope  ^resSytcry 


June  1990 


Sylvia  Goodnight,  Editor 


Wilson  Council  hosts  presbytery 


New  Hope  Presbytery  Moderator  Minnie  Lou  Creech 


The  1990  Synod  of  the  Mid-At- 
lantic Presbyterian  Women's 
Conference  sessions  will  be 
held  Jiine  15-17  and  June  18- 
21  at  the  University  of  Rich- 
mond in  Richmond,  Va.  The 
theme  of  the  conference  is 
"Empowered  to  Witness." 

Conference  leaders  will  be 
Dr.  Clarice  J.  Martin,  the  Rev. 
Carol  T.  (Pinky)  Bender,  Mary 
Ann  Lundy,  and  Dr.  Isabel 
Rogers. 

Dr.  Martin  is  the  Bible 
study  leader  for  session  I.  She 
is  assistant  professor  of  New 
Testament  at  Princeton 
Theological  Seminary.  Martin 
is  also  the  author  of  the  1990- 
91  Women's  Bible  Study,  Acfs; 
Tongues  of  Fire;  Power  for  the 
Church. 

The  Bible  study  leader  for 
the  second  session  wdll  be  the 
Rev.  Bender,  minister  of  Mc- 
Quay  Presbyterian  Church, 
Charlotte,  N.C.  Bender  is  also 
a  writer  for  the  Presbyterian 
Church  (U.S.A.)'s  church 
school  curriculum,  an  author 
and  seminar  leader. 

Session  I  keynote  speaker 
v^dll  be  Lundy,  director  of  the 


Mission  News 

Ilunga  Kalenga,  director  of  the 
Christian  Health  Center  in 
Mbujimajd,  Zaire  is  expected 
to  spend  the  month  of  July  in 
Salem  and  New  Hope  pres- 
byteries. Pie  will  also  attend 
the  Global  Mission  Conference 
at  Montreat. 

This  will  be  Kalenga's  third 
stay  in  the  United  States.  He 
visited  the  former  Orange 
Presbytery  in  1987  and 
trained  under  Dr.  Hugh  Far- 
rior,  former  missionary  to 
Zaire,  for  most  of  a  year  in 
Shelby,  N.C.  in  the  early  70's. 

Kalenga  is  a  highly  trained 
nurse.  During  his  schooling  at 
the  Good  Shepherd  Hospital  in 
Zaire,  missionary  Annette 
Kriner  recognized  his  out- 
standing qualities.  When  she 
became  the  first  director  of  the 
health  center,  she  invited  him 
to  be  her  assistant.  Kalenga 
became  director  in  1983  and 
has  since  received  manage- 
ment training  in  Kenya. 

Kalenga  is  a  soft-spoken, 
caring  individual  with  high  in- 
tegrity. He  has  a  good  com- 
mand of  English.  He  is  an 
elder  in  the  French-speaking 
Presbyterian  Church  in 
Mbujimayi. 

WTiile  in  North  Carolina, 
Kalenga's  schedule  will  be  as 
follows:  The  Presbytery  of 
New  Hope — July  1-11;  Salem 
Presbytery— July  12-22  (in- 
cluding Salem  Presbytery 
meeting  on  July  14);  Global 
Mission  Conference — July  22- 
28;  and  New  Hope  Presbytery 
meeting — July  30-31. 

(Editor's  note:  The  above  ar- 
ticle was  submitted  by  Dot 
Temple  of  the  Mission  Com- 
mittee) 


Important  dates 

July  30-31— New  Hope  Pres- 
bytery meets  at  Peace  College 
Sept.  22 — Growing  Together, 
a  training  event  to  develop 
leadership  skills  at  First 
Church,  Wilson 
'j'^jit,  28  29 — Evangelism 
Conference  at  Rocky  Moimt 


Women's  Ministry  Unit, 
PC(USA).  She  is  also  a  mem- 
ber of  the  advisory  committee 
of  the  Coalition  on  Human 
Rights  in  Korea. 

Dr.  Isabel  Rogers,  professor 
of  Applied  Christianity  at  the 
Presbyterian  School  of  Chris- 
tian Education  and  moderator 
of  199th  General  Assembly 
PC(USA),  will  lead  plenary 
sessions  on  Saturday  and 
Monday. 

Workshops  available  for 
conferees  deal  with:  nurture 
through  prayer  and  Bible 
study,  world-wide  mission 
support,  work  for  justice  and 
social  issues,  and  bviilding  an 
inclusive,  caring  community 
that  strengthens  and  wit- 
nesses. Each  of  these  areas  is 
broken  down  into  more  specific 
topics  for  discussion  and 
study. 

For  more  information  about 
this  exciting  conference,  con- 
tact your  local  Presbyterian 
Women  president  or  send 
registration  information  to 
Nancy  Danter,  Registrar,  20 
Vauxhall,  Chapel  Hill,  NC 
27514.  Phone  (919)  493-8200. 


Wilson  Area 
Council  formed 

The  Wilson  Area  Presbyterian 
Council  was  formed  in  Decem- 
ber 1989  by  action  of  the  ses- 
sions of  Bethany,  Calvary, 
Covenant,  First  and  Frank 
Price  Presb3d;erian  churches  to 
provide  a  vehicle  for  shared 
community  ministry  en- 
deavors and  to  promote  oppor- 
tunities for  shared  worship 
and  fellowship. 

The  Rev.  Sam  Stevenson 
serves  as  the  chairperson  of 
the  council.  Its  first  com- 
munity ministry  project  will 
be  a  series  of  parenting  classes 
for  parents  of  low-income 
families  which  will  begin  in 
June.  The  classes  will  be  held 
in  Covenant  Church  with 
transportation  and  child  care 
provided  by  Bethany,  Calvary, 
First  and  Frank  Price. 

Peacemaking 
Conference 

"Peacemaking  2000:  Grow- 
ing toward  the  vision,"  spon- 
sored by  the  PC(USA) 
Peacemaking  Program  and 
Peace  and  Conflict  Resolu- 
tion Studies  of  American 
University,  will  be  held  June 
24-28  at  the  university  in 
Washington,  D.C. 

Conference  speakers  wdll 
include  Allan  Boesak,  anti- 
apartheid  leader  in  South 
Africa  and  president  of  the 
World  Alliance  of  Reformed 
Churches;  Walter  Brueg- 
geman,  writer  and  Old  Tes- 
tament professor  at  Colum- 
bia Seminary;  Elia  Chacour, 
Melkite  priest  in  Galilee, 
author  of  Blood  Brothers; 
Dame  Nita  Barrow,  ambas- 
sador to  the  United  Nations 
from  Barbados. 

A  group  from  New  Hope 
Presb3rtery  will  travel  to  this 
important  conference.  Con- 
tact the  Rev.  Susan  Fricks, 
peacemaking  committee 
moderator,  or  call  (919)  467- 
8267  for  more  information. 


The  Presbytery  of  New  Hope 
met  in  its  sixth  stated  meeting 
on  April  17, 1990  at  First  Pres- 
byterian Church,  Wilson,  N.C. 
Mrs.  Minnie  Lou  Creech,  an 
elder  in  the  Howard  Memorial 
Presbyterian  Church  and 
presbytery  moderator, 
presided.  There  were  over  300 
in  attendance. 

The  Rev.  James  McKinnon 
welcomed  the  commissioners 
and  guests  on  behalf  of  the 
Wilson  Area  Presbyterian 
Council,  host  for  the  meeting. 

Upon  authorization  by  the 
presbytery  at  its  meeting  on 
Feb.  17,  1990  the  executive 
committee  of  council  has  in- 
vited sessions  of  the  following 
churches  to  elect  an  additional 
commissioner  for  1990:  Cary — 
Kirk  of  Kildaire;  Durham — 
Trinity  Avenue;  Goldsboro — 
First;  Greenville — First; 
Raleigh — Hudson  Memorial 
and  St.  Andrews;  Tarboro — 
Howard  Memorial; 
Washington — First;  and  Wil- 
son— First. 

Admitted  to  record  were  the 
minutes  of  the  commission  to 
install  the  Rev.  Bonnie  Pet- 
tijohn  as  chaplain  of  the 
Raleigh  Correctional  Center 
for  Women  and  the  commis- 
sion to  install  the  Rev.  Stuart 
Wilson  as  pastor  of  the  Mt. 
Pleasant  Church,  Willow 
Springs. 

The  presbytery  was  led  in 
worship  including  the  Sacra- 
ment of  the  Lord's  Supper  by 
the  Rev.  Harriet  Isbell,  the 
Rev.  Samuel  Stevenson,  the 
Rev.  Rebecca  Reyes,  Ms.  Joan 
Gibbs,  organist,  and  elders 
from  the  Presbyterian  con- 
gregations in  Wilson.  The  Rev. 
Alfred  Thomas  offered  the 
prayer  of  Thanksgiving  and 
read  the  list  of  elders  and  min- 
isters who  had  died. 

The  report  of  council  was 
received  from  the  Rev.  Edwin 
Stock,  moderator  of  the  com- 
mittee. As  information,  it  was 
reported  that  resource  centers 
are  being  located  at  the  pres- 
bytery office;  First  Pres- 
byterian Church,  Kinston;  and 
University  Presbyterian 
Church,  Chapel  Hill  for  the 
convenience  of  churches 
across  the  presbjrtery. 

The  council  authorized  ex- 
penditure of  $7,500  to  replace 
leaking  and  rotting  roofs  at 
Camp  Albemarle  and  to  pur- 


Church  Notes 

The  Meadowbrook  Pres- 
byterian Church  rejoices  in 
the  birth  of  a  new  baby  in  their 
congregation.  Morgan  Chris- 
tian Ross  was  born  April  19, 
1990.  This  is  the  first  baby 
born  in  this  congregation  in  at 
least  20  years. 

If  you  have  any  information 
concerning  happenings  and 
events  in  your  church  and 
would  like  to  see  them  appear 
on  the  New  Hope  page,  please 
send  articles  along  with 
photographs  to  Sylvia  Good- 
night, Route  16,  Box  150, 
Greenville,  NC  27858  or  call 
(919)  756-3991. 


chase  a  half-ton  truck  for 
Camp  Albemarle. 

The  council  requested  the 
long-range  planning  commit- 
tee of  the  outdoor  ministries 
unit  to  look  at  the  whole  camp- 
ing program  and  report  back  to 
council  no  later  than  October. 

The  council  approved  the 
following  staff  structure  for 
outdoor  ministry: 

*a  staff  associate  for  out- 
door ministry  with  overall 
responsibilities  for  presbytery 
camps; 

*site  managers  for  Camp 
Albemarle,  Presbyterian 
Point,  and  Camp  New  Hope;  & 

*  summer  program  directors 
at  Camp  Albemarle,  Pres- 
bjd^erian  Point  and  Camp  New 
Hope  (as  necessary). 

The  council  also  approved 
the  establishment  of  a  local 
board  to  oversee  the  Campus 
Ministry  program  at  East 
Carolina  University.  The  cur- 
rent funding  level  will  be 
maintained  and  the  local 
board  wdll  be  responsible  for 
identifying  any  additional 
funds  or  other  arrangements 
necessary  and  for  calling  a 
campus  minister  by  the  start 
of  the  1991-92  academic  year. 

The  council  determined 
that  the  Presbytery  Campus 
Ministry  Committee  will  be 
composed  of  six  at-large  mem- 
bers elected  by  presbytery  and 
one  board  representative  from 
each  of  the  pres- 
byterian/ecumenical  campus 
ministry  programs  within  the 
presbytery's  bounds  (UNC- 
CH,  NC  State,  Duke,  NCCU 
and  ECU). 

The  presbytery  approved: 

*replacing  the  Rev.  Larry 
Edwards  on  the  nominating 
committee  of  presbytery  with 
the  Rev.  Robert  Johnson; 

*amending  the  Manual  to 
permit  up  to  six  at-large  mem- 
bers of  ministry  units; 

^establishing  the  South 
Edgecombe  Presbyterian 
Parish,  consisting  of  the  Mac- 
clesfield and  Pinetops  Pres- 
byterian churches  and  Grace 
Chapel;  and 

*organizing  the  Grace 
Chapel  Presbyterian  Church 
and       authorizing  the 


moderator  to  appoint  the  com- 
mission. 

The  presbytery  heard  the 
following  reports:  Women's 
Ministry  Unit,  Evangelism 
and  Church  Development 
Ministry  Unit,  and  Older 
Adult  Committee  with  special 
speaker  Jan  McGilliard, 
speaking  on  older  adult  minis- 
tries in  the  synod. 

The  rite  of  retirement  was 
held  for  the  Rev.  Dr.  John 
Haddon  Leith.  The  pres- 
bytery observed  a  10-minute 
recess  in  order  to  greet  the 
retiree. 

Also  under  the  report  of  the 
committee  on  ministry  the 
presbytery: 

■""approved  the  call  of  the 
Trinity  Avenue  Presbyterian 
Church  to  the  Rev.  Warren 
Kent  Clise  effective  July  8; 

*approved  the  call  of  the 
Timothy  Darling  Presb5rterian 
Church  to  Herbert  Gamett 
Hill  effective  June  3; 

*approved  the  call  of 
Covenant  Presbyterian 
Church  (Wilson)  to  the  Rev. 
Henry  D.  Gregory  effective 
June  17; 

^received  the  Rev.  George 
Arthur  Johnson,  honorably 
retired,  as  an  active  member  of 
presbytery;  and 

*received  the  Rev.  David 
Ellis  Collier,  a  Baptist  mini- 
ster, as  an  active  member  of 
the  presb5d;ery  in  order  to  ac- 
cept the  call  of  the  session  of 
the  University  Presb}i;erian 
Church  as  interim  associate. 

Under  the  report  of 
preparation  for  ministry  com- 
mittee the  presbytery: 

^received  Marilyn  Hein  as 
an  inquirer  under  its  care; 

*received  Shelton  Sorge 
as  an  inquirer  under  its  care; 

*removed  Henry  Alonzo 
Sneed  from  its  roll  of  can- 
didates; and 

*dismissed  Robert  Emil 
Howell,  candidate,  to  North- 
east Georgia  Presbj^ery  to  ac- 
cept the  call  of  the  Sardis  Pres- 
b3nterian  Church,  Jefferson. 

The  next  stated  meeting  of 
New  Hope  Presbytery  will  be 
July  30-31,  1990  at  Peace  Col- 
lege in  Raleigh,  N.C.  This  will 
be  an  overnight  meeting. 


The  Presbyterian  News 

of  the  Synod  of  the  Mid-Atlantic 


Presbytery  News  of 
Western  North  Carolina 
see  Page  12 


July  1990 


Vol.  LVI,  Number  6 


Richmond,  Va. 


Falling  revenues  could  lead 
to  synod  mission  program  cuts 


WINSTON-SALEM,  N.C.— 
The  Synod  Assembly  approved 
a  proposed  $4  million  budget 
for  1991  during  its  final  ses- 
sion June  23,  but  the  revenue 
to  support  it  is  questionable. 

The  budget  includes  $3.17 
million  for  mission  and 
programs,  and  $896,816  for 
governance.  That  compares  to 
$3  million  and  $879,245, 
respectively,  in  1990  (after 
recent  adjustments). 

The  assembly  also  approved 
a  $2.45  per  capita  allotment 
from  the  presbyteries  for 
governance  (operating)  expen- 
ses, a  10-cent  increase  over 
1990. 

Finance  Committee  Chair 
Peg  Aalfs  told  the  assembly 
that  the  synod  cannot  fall  back 


on  its  reserve  fund  another 
year.  The  synod  had  used 
$94,383  from  reserves  this 
year  to  make  up  part  of  a 
$603,000  deficit  in  mission 
revenues. 

It  was  obvious  throughout 
the  two-day  assembly  meeting 
that  those  responsible  for 
various  synod-supported  min- 
istries and  institutions  were 
concerned  by  falling  mission 
revenues. 

The  Campus  Ministries 
Subcommittee  presented  a  90- 
minute  program  explaining  its 
mission.  Dr.  Richard  Bamback 
of  Blacksburg,  Va.  noted  that 
the  synod  had  just  cut  $20,000 
from  campus  ministries  for 
1990.  While  synod  dollars  are 
not  the  sole  support  of  campus 


ministries,  they  do  attract 
other  funding— $1.50  for  each 
synod  dollar — for  these 
programs,  he  said. 

Bill  Tiemann,  subcommit- 
tee member  from  Charlotte, 
N.C.,  asked  Aalfs  when  the 
synod  would  be  sure  of  its  com- 
mittment for  1991.  "Tragical- 
ly, we  had  to  cut  back  many  of 
our  campus  ministries  in  the 
middle  of  1990.  When  can  we 
know  some  firm  figures  that 
we  can  count  on  for  1991." 

Aalfs  offered  no  guarantees. 
The  presbytery  repre- 
sentatives were  scheduled  to 
meet  July  11  for  a  continua- 
tion of  the  funding  consult- 
ation, but  their  giving  to  synod 
mission  may  not  be  finalized 
continued  on  page  5 


Dr.  John  D.  MacLeod  of  Raleigh,  N.C.  was  elected 
moderator  of  the  Synod  of  the  Mid-Atlantic  during  the 
assembly  meeting  in  Winston-Salem.  See  page  5  for  story. 


Massanetta  gets  green  light  for  short-term  fund  raising 


Massanetta  Board  Chair 
Wylie  Smith  reports  to  the 
Synod  Assembly  at 
Winston-Salem,  N.C. 


WINSTON-SALEM,  N.C— In 
scene  far  removed  from  the  an- 
tagonism of  the  1989  Synod 
Assembly,  the  1990  session 
handled  the  Massanetta  issue 
with  little  disagreement. 
The  assembly  gave  the  Mas- 
I  sanetta  Springs  Board  of  Trus- 
tees permission  to  approach 
presbyteries  with  requests  to 
seek  funds  from  churches,  in- 
dividuals and  other  sources  for 
the  purpose  of  funding 
feasibility  studies. 

It  also  authorized  both  the 
board  and  the  sjTiod  council  to 
amend  their  agreement  of  last 
February  and  use  money  from 
the  conference  center's  $1  mil- 
lion endowment  to  fund  inter- 
im operations  through  Decem- 
ber 1990. 

Massanetta  Chair  Wylie 
Smith  presented  the  board's 
report  to  S3Tiod.  "In  order  to  be 
thorough  and  objective  in  our 


work,  the  board  believes  that 
the  appropriate  consultants 
must  be  hired  to  carry  out 
several  studies  concerning  the 
mission  of  Massanetta 
Springs,  the  viability  of  its 
programs  and  support  base 
through  synod,  and  its  long- 
Lerm  funding  feasibility.  We 
do  not  want  Massanetta  to 
reopen  hastily,  only  to  close 
again  within  one  or  two  years," 
said  Smith,  a  pastor  from 
Laurinburg,  N.C. 

No  exact  figure  was  given 
for  the  proposed  studies,  but 
Nancy  Clark  of  Washington, 
D.C.  and  chair  of  the  board's 
task  force  on  reopening  said  it 
would  probably  cost  several 
thousand  dollars. 

The  board's  financial  report 
revealed  that  Massanetta  is 
quickly  using  up  the  $100,000 
it  is  being  loaned  by  the  synod 
from  the  Massanetta  endow- 


ment. Smith  said  the  money 
would  be  gone  by  September. 

Clark,  who  also  served  on 
the  synod's  transitional  coun- 
cil, said  there  was  a  request 
during  the  transition  for  a 
synod-wide  consultation  on 
camps  and  conferences  so  as  to 
avoid  duplio'aiic-ii  of  effort  and 
facilities  in  the  new  synod  and 
presbjrteries.  Such  a  consult- 
ation would  be  useful  now,  she 
said,  but  added  that  the 
synod's  financial  crunch  made 
it  unlikely. 

Roy  Martin,  commissioner 
from  New  Castle  Presbytery 
and  a  new  Massanetta  board 
member,  made  the  motion  to 
seek  short-term  funding  for 
the  studies.  He  noted  the  need 
to  study  the  direction  of  church 
camp  and  conference  facilities 
in  the  1990s.  The  task  force  on 
reopening  hopes  to  have  a 
decision  for  the  board  by  the 


end  of  1990,  but  that  will 
depend  on  financing  and  com- 
pleting the  studies,  he  said. 

The  amendment  to  allow 
use  of  the  Massanetta  endow- 
ment was  proposed  by  Carlyle 
McDonald,  commissioner  from 
Shenandoah  Presbytery.  Mar- 
tin did  not  speak  against 
McDonald's  amendment,  but 
did  question  the  effect  it  might 
have  on  fund-raising  efforts 
and  suggested  that  the  board 
would  hesitate  to  use  the  en- 
dowment. 

Given  last  year's  stormy 
Massanetta  debate  and  the 
tense  months  that  followed, 
this  year's  discussion  was 
remarkable  for  its  sense  of 
agreement.  No  one  spoke 
against  the  motion  or  amend- 
ment, although  several  offered 
advice. 

Former  Massanetta 
continued  on  page  5 


Charlotte's  Gwynn  sweeps  to  election  as  GA  moderator 


By  MARJ  CARPENTER 
PCUSA  News  Service 

SALT  LAKE  CITY— "When  I 
realized  that  I  was  going  to 
retire  from  my  job  in  January, 
I  asked  my  pastor  if  there  was 
any  chance  I  might  get  to  be  a 
commissioner  this  year.  I  was 
a  commissioner  30  years  ago 
and  really  enjoyed  the  ex- 
perience," the  new  moderator. 
Price  Henderson  Gwynn  III, 
from  Charlotte,  N.C,  told  a 


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press  conference  group  follow- 
ing his  election. 

"They  appointed  me  a  com- 
missioner and  came  back  and 
asked  if  I  would  serve  in  a 
leadership  role.  I  thought  they 
meant  that  I  might  be  a  com- 
mittee chair  or  something,  so  I 
said  yes.  Then  I  found  out  they 
were  talking  about  running 
me  for  moderator  and  I  was  in 
shock." 

The  surprise  candidate, 
whom   many   people  had 


dubbed  as  a  'sleeper,'  won  on 
the  second  ballot  over  a  strong 
field  of  six  men,  including  four 
clergy. 

Tough  questions  were 
tossed  at  the  new  moderator  in 
the  news  conference.  Some 
were  questions  that  never 
reached  the  floor  in  the  plen- 
ary election  question  period. 

When  asked  for  his  views  on 
the  ordination  of  homosexuals, 
Gwynn  stated,  "Gays  and  les- 
bians are  children  of  God  and 
deserve  our  love  as  they  have 
his.  That  is  not  the  issue.  The 
issue  is  whether  to  grant 
leadership  roles  in  ordained 
positions.  I  personally  am 
against  this,  but  not  simply  be- 
cause we  consider  them  sin- 
ners. We  are  all  sinners." 

When  questioned  about 
abortion,  he  told  the  group 
that  he  had  administered  a 
hospital  and  had  a  great  con- 
cern for  all  human  life.  He 
mentioned  that  the  only  happy 
occasions  at  hospitals  are 


births.  He  told  of  the  work  they 
had  done  to  persuade  against 
abortion  for  convenience  or  as 
birth  control.  "But  I  am  for 
responsible  choice,"  he  stated 


firmly.  "When  there  can  be  no 
abortion,  those  who  suffer 
most  are  the  poor,  and  the  un- 
wanted children." 

continued  on  page  5 


"SJS   SOI  tUiiVV.^^  5  " 


Page  2,  Tiie  Presbyterian  News,  July  1990 


MacLeod  outlines  goals  for  the  synod 


By  JOHN  D.  MacLEOD,  JR. 

To  our  family  in  the  Synod  of  the  Mid- 
Atlantic! 

I  am  pleased  to  be  writing  to  you  as 
moderator  of  the  synod.  Ours  is  a  synod 
of  considerable  diversity.  It  includes  in 
Delaware  and  on  the  Eastern  Shore  of 
Maryland  and  Virginia  some  of  the 
oldest  Presbyterian  Churches  in  this 
country — and  here  and  there  some  of 
the  newest. 

It  has  a  major  Scotch-Irish  heritage, 
and  descendants  of  the  largest  colony 
of  Highland  Scots  in  colonial  America. 
Huguenots,  Waldensians,  Dutch, 
Lebanese,  Welsh,  Swiss,  Koreans  and 
others  are  a  part  of  this  stream.  It 
includes  the  largest  number  of  Black 
Presbyterians  of  any  synod.  In  its 
bounds  is  the  largest  population  of  Na- 
tive Americans  east  of  the  Mississippi, 
although  few  are  Presbyterian. 

Among  the  16  synods,  it  ranks 
second  in  size.  It  has  provided  three  of 
the  first  eight  moderators  of  the 
General  Assembly  of  the  reunited 
church — J.  Randolph  Taylor,  Isabel 


Rogers,  and  Price  Gwynn  III. 

We  have  a  great  synod  now,  but 
what  of  the  future? 

There  are  encouraging  signs.  Mem- 
bership has  not  been  declining  here  to 
the  extent  that  it  has  been  in  the 
denomination  as  a  whole;  yet  on  a  per- 
centage basis  we  are  losing  ground  as 
the  general  population  is  growing 
faster.  Youth  work  appears  to  be  reviv- 
ing after  some  bleak  years.  There  is  a 
growing  acceptance  of  women  clergy. 
My  observation  is  that  the  number  of 
children  commg  up  for  the  "children's 
sermon"  has  increased  considerably. 

A  moderator  cannot  work 
singlehandedly,  but  I  will  share  some 
of  my  goals  and  invite  you  to  join  me  in 
doing  what  we  can: 


(a)  To  reverse  the  downward  trend 
in  giving  to  synod  and  to  the  general 
budget  of  the  General  Assembly.  We 
are  mostly  finished  with  the  trauma  of 
restructuring  the  synod,  and  pretty 
well  through  the  restructuring  of  most 
of  our  presbyteries.  Support  of  synod's 
budget  underwrites  colleges,  semi- 
naries, children's  homes,  retirement 
homes  and  wide-ranging  programs. 

(b)  To  continue  to  hack  away  at  the 
thickets  of  suspicion  and  mistrust 
which  have  divided  us  north  and  south, 
black  and  white.  There  is  much  reason 
for  encouragement  already,  but  we  still 
have  a  way  to  go. 

(c)  To  start  increasing  our  member- 
ship. Historically  we  have  grown  more 
when  we  have  been  founding  new  con- 


Commentary 


gregations;  we  need  a  renewed  concern 
for  new  church  development.  Former 
General  Assembly  Moderator  Kenneth 
Hall  talked  about  retention;  too  many 
are  moved  too  easily  to  the  inactive  or 
retired  roll;  too  many  drift  away  and  do 
not  come  back.  We  need  fresh  ideas  to 
deal  with  this. 

(d)  To  reassert  the  value  of  our 
church  colleges.  This  involves  more 
students  and  more  finances.  Scholar- 
ship funds  in  local  churches  could  be  a 
part  of  the  answer. 

We  had  an  enjoyable  meeting  of 
synod  in  Winston-Salem.  The  Mas- 
sanetta  situation  and  the  budget  situa-  . 
tion  dominated  the  debate,  but  there 
were  many  other  significant  items.  In- 
cluded was  an  outstanding  presenta- 
tion on  campus  ministry  work  (some  16 
percent  of  synod's  budget)  and  a  strik- 
ing presentation  on  ecology  and  en- 
vironment by  the  social  justice  com- 
mittee. 

My  greetings  to  all  in  the  name  of 
Christ.  May  we  be  united  in  furthering 
His  work  in  this  synod. 


When  disaster  strikes,  what  reference  books  will  you  take? 


(Editor's  Note — Nothing  can  keep  a 
good  columnist  down.  This  month 
Anne  Treichler  writes  to  us  after  under- 
going hip  surgery.  She  has  since  been 
sighted  at  several  synod-related  meet- 
ings and  appears  to  be  back  up  to  speed, 
tending  to  the  synod  council,  Massanet- 
ta  Springs,  and  the  Presbyterian 
Women) 

By  ANNE  TREICHLER 

The  hospital  bed  was  rapidly  becoming 
one  of  frustration  rather  than  pain. 
The  day  had  begun  with  a  program  of 
choral  music  on  NPR.  The  announcer 
introduced  the  selection  as  based  on  a 
poem  of  John  Donne  "To  the  round 
earth,  imagine  corners...".  The  image 
appealed  to  me,  but  I  could  not  remem- 


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ber  having  read  it.  Was  it  from  the 
sonnets? 

Then  a  son  called  to  wish  me  Happy 
Mother's  Day.  He  commented  that  the 
family  had  given  his  wife  a  pot  of  basil 
for  her  herb  garden.  I  laughed  and  said 

"Remember  "  And  I  could  not 

remember  the  name  of  the  woman  who 
had  buried  her  lover's  severed  head  in 
the  pot  of  basil.  Was  it  from  the 
Decameron?  And  the  painting  I 
dredged  up  in  my  mind's  eye.  WHOSE? 

Frustration  became  total  as  later  in 
the  day  my  husband  and  I  tried  to 
remember  Texas  coastal  rivers  be- 
tween the  Colorado  and  the  Trinity  so 
that  we  would  know  if  my  niece's  new 
house  was  flooded.  I  longed  for  the 
answer — books,  maps,  art  books,  dic- 
tionaries, reference  books. 

The  next  morning  as  the  young  tech- 
nician took  another  gallon  of  blood,  we 
discussed  ability  to  quote  poetry.  She 
knew  the  first  fifty  lines  or  so  of  the 
Aeneid,  but  no  English  poetry.  I  knew 


Reader's  Response 


the  first  ten  lines  of  the  Gallic  Wars, 
but  even  more,  as  many  of  us  who  went 
to  school  in  "olden  times",  I  remem- 
bered most  of  the  hundred  lines  per 
year  that  we  were  required  to 
memorize  to  graduate  from  high 
school. 

A  group  of  my  friends  has  been 
working  on  a  selection  project.  If  you 
could  save  only  ten  books  from  your 
own  library  at  a  time  of  national  dis- 
aster, what  would  you  choose? 
Wouldn't  "How  to  Survive. . ."  be  of  more 
value  than  Shakespeare  or  the 
Decameron  (although  the  latter  has  ap- 
peal if  one  remembers  the  premise). 
"Healing  Herbs  and  Plants"  rather 
than  RSV?  And  no  electrical  outlets,  so 
taking  the  PC  and  the  complete  Britan- 
nica  was  out. 

The  next  week  grandchildren  were 
visiting.  Two  were  in  middle  school,  so 
I  tested  my  theory  that  under  the  ten 
book  selections  most  of  what  makes  us 
literate  would  be  lost  within  a  genera- 


tion. Math  would  survive,  if  they  were 
typical,  but  neither  could  recite  any 
poetry  or  knew  the  story  line  of  any 
"classics".  My  frustration  turned  to 
depression. 

It  may  not  be  important  in  the 
scheme  of  things  to  remember  that 
Lisabetta  watered  the  pot  of  basil  with 
her  tears  or  that  the  opening  line  of  the 
sonnet  was  "at  the  round  earth's  im- 
agined corners..."  or  that  a  lot  of  people 
in  Texas,  and  elsewhere,  are  idiotic 
enough  to  build  on  flood  plains  despite 
Biblical  admonition.  But  when  dis- 
aster strikes,  please  take  as  one  of  your 
ten  books  a  volume  that  preserves  our 
cultural  history,  our  religious  history, 
our  literature — whatever  can  be 
passed  along  to  coming  generations 
through  memory  and  living  tradition. 

(Yes,  I  finally  remembered  that 
Keats  used  the  story  from  the 
Decameron  as  the  basis  for  Isabella  or 
the  Pot  of  Basil.  Does  anyone  remem- 
ber the  artist?) 


We  are  responsible  for  the  consequences 


Editor's  Note — The  article  mentioned 
did  not  appear  in  all  editions.  It  was 
from  the  Shenandoah  Presbytery  News 
and  was  used  on  page  12  of  editions 
sent  to  National  Capital,  The  James, 
The  Peaks,  Coastal  Carolina  and 
Abingdon  presbyteries. 

The  article,  "This  IS  our  Father's 
world,"  in  the  May  issue  of  The  Pres- 
byterian News  troubles  me.  The 
author  states:  "Individuals  do  not  and 
probably  cannot  calculate  the  long- 
term  harmful  consequences  of  their 
personal  choices,  when  joined  to  the 
sum  of  all  choices  of  everyone  who  lives 
on  the  earth."  The  author  leaves  this 
statement  hanging.  What  is  the  point? 
It  seems  to  be  an  argument  for  doing 
nothing.  It  is  not  necessary  for  every 
individual  to  compute  the  sum  of  all 
actions  by  all  people.  It  is  sufficient  to 
know  that  if  we  continue  to  harm  the 
environment — "our  Father's  world" — 
it  will  ultimately  be  unable  to  support 
life. 

Contrary  to  the  view  taken  by  the 
article,  it  is  vitally  necessary  for  every 
individual  to  take  personal  respon- 
sibility for  the  consequences  of  choices. 
Again,  contrary  to  the  article,  it  is  pos- 
sible to  understand  the  consequences 
of  our  choices;  what  is  in  short  supply 
is  the  will  to  be  personally  responsible 


for  choices,  to  take  seriously  our  charge 
from  God  to  till  and  keep  the  garden — 
"our  Father's  world." 

I  am  completely  baffled  by  the  state- 
ment: "We  who  are  followers  of  Jesus 
Christ  should  rejoice  and  celebrate 
that  we  should  be  so  wisely  governed 
as  to  protect  the  future  welfare  of  our 
children  from  the  cumulative  effect  of 
our  personal  greed  and  wasteful 
habits."  I  know  that  I  have  not  ex- 
perienced any  such  wise  government, 
especially  concerning  environmental 
matters.  Wise  government  will  not 
save  us  from  the  consequence  of  the 
environmental  folly  of  western  in- 
dustrial civilization.  Democratic 
governments  do  not  lead,  by  definition 
they  follow  the  people  or  they  are 
replaced.  So  the  responsibility  to  lead 
falls  to  the  people — especially  those 
who  are  followers  of  Christ,  since  they 
are  responsible  not  only  to  their  fellow 
citizens  but  to  God. 

I  can  certainly  agree  with  the  author 
that  "We  are  in  need  of  great 
humility...";  however,  to  focus  on  an 
"...environmental  crisis  in  parts  of  the 
Third  World..."  without  any  mention  of 
the  first  world's  environmental  crisis 
or  the  first  world's  massive  contribu- 
tion to  the  third  world's  crisis  is  dis- 
turbing. The  first  world's  environmen- 
tal crisis  is  of  such  proportions  that 


"our  Father's  world"  is  seriously 
threatened  without  considering  the 
third  world.  Further,  if  the  environ- 
mental destruction  in  the  third  world 
due  to  first  world  exploitation  is 
charged  to  the  first  world,  as  it  clearly 
should  be,  there  is  virtually  no  third 
world  contribution  to  the  global  en- 
vironmental crisis. 

Except  for  the  last  sentence,  the  en- 
tire article  denies  individual  respon- 
sibility. Saying  that  the  individual 
can't  know,  that  we  must  depend  on 
"wise  and  informed  men  and  women", 
that  we  must  admit  ignorance,  is 
pleading  that  we  are  not  responsible 
and  can't  be,  and  that  there  is  nothing 
we  can  do.  This  is  untrue  and  counter 
productive.  We  are  charged  by  God  to 
be  responsible,  and  we  must  accept  the 
responsibility.  We  must  be  the  "wise 
and  informed  men  and  women"  who  do 
understand  the  consequences  of  our 
choices  and  help  others  to  under- 
stand. We  must  be  those  who  keep  and 
heal  the  Creation,  for  indeed,  as  the 
author  rightly  says  in  the  end,  "This  is 
our  Father's  World.  And  don't  think 
He  will  not  hold  us  accountable  for  the 
way  we  treat  it!" 

J.  Wayne  Ruddock 
Baldwin,  Md. 


The  Presbyterian  News,  July  1990,  Page  3 


It's  time  to  put  the  past  behind  us  and  move  forward 


Editor's  Note — The  following  Charge  to 
the  Synod,  and  Davis  Yeuell's  Charge 
to  the  Executive,  below,  were  delivered 
during  the  Service  of  Installation  for 
Carroll  Jenkins  on  June  22,  1990  at 
First  Presbyterian  Church  in  Winston- 
Salem,  N.C. 

By  JOHN  D.  MacLEOD,  JR. 
Sjmod  Moderator 

You  will  remember  the  sad  story  of  the 
death  of  King  David's  son — how  he  fell 
very  sick.  Lying  there,  feverish  and 
appearing  to  grow  worse,  he  seemed  so 
small  and  helpless.  His  father  felt  a 
like  helplessness. 

And  David  besought  God  for  the 
child;  and  David  fasted  and  went  in 
and  lay  upon  the  earth. ..[he  would  not 
be  comforted]... and  it  came  to  pass  on 
the  seventh  day  that  the  child  died.  And 
the  servants  feared  to  tell  him  that  the 
child  was  dead  [so  distraught  was  he], 
but  David  perceived  that  the  child  was 
dead.  There  were  whisperings,  little 
stirrings.  [And  he  said]  "Is  the  child 
dead?" And  they  said:  "He  is  dead." 

We  have  been  through  such  trauma 
and  few  of  us  were  without  anxieties  as 
our  former  synods  passed  away. 
Change  does  not  come  easily  or  readily 
for  any  of  us.  Perhaps  we  in  North 


Carolina  balked  more  than  others,  but 
it  was  true  of  all  of  us.  We  prayed  and 
fasted;  we  resisted  the  changes;  we 
neglected  the  ongoing  life  of  the 
church;  we  were  so  preoccupied. 

The  level  of  mistrust  and  suspicion 
(looking  back  on  it)  was  both  unseemly 
and  incredible.  Some  feared  the 
strength  of  the  new  synod,  and  some 
feared  its  weakness.  Some  in  North 
Carolina  feared  for  beloved  institu- 
tions. Some  in  Piedmont  feared  that 
power,  at  one  time  seeming  to  be  in 
jeopardy  when  Catawba  merged  with 
Chesapeake,  would  be  in  worse  jeopar- 
dy again. 

All  of  us  feared  the  dilution  of  the 
perspective  of  people  of  our  point  of 
view;  of  UP  and  US  streams;  of  three 
vastly  different  operating  styles,  and 
there  were  three  distinct  styles  in  the 
three  synods  (not  just  US  and  UP).  We 
delayed.  We  said  foolish,  unkind  and 
intemperate  things.  May  God  forgive 
us! 

And  then  it  happened.  The  former 
synods  died.  We  have  not  yet  moved 
with  the  alacrity  of  David.  But  it  is  time 
we  did  so!  For  note  what  he  did. 

He  stopped  dwelling  on  the  past. 
Even  his  servants  were  astonished — 
but  he  did  it.  He  bathed  and  put  on 
fresh  clothes.  He  worshipped  God. 


The  Rev.  Carroll  Jenkins  and  his  wife  Nancy  are  congratulated  by  well 
wishers  after  his  Service  of  Installation  at  First  Presbyterian  Church  of 
Winston-Salem,  N.C.  on  June  22. 

The  Charge  to  the  Synod  Executive 


By  Davis  Yeuell 

Former  Moderator,  Synod  of  the  Virginias 

According  to  the  Apostle  Paul  in  his 
first  letter  to  the  church  at  Corinth 
there  are  those  who  have  been  set  aside 
to  serve  as  "administrators,"  or  those 
with  the  "ability  to  help  others,"  having 
the  "power  to  guide  them." 

The  exercise  of  the  gift  of  ad- 
ministration is  critical  to  the  well  being 
of  the  church  and  effectiveness  of  the 
Church's  mission.  Today  we  think  of 
John  Calvin  as  a  theologian  and  bibli- 
cal scholar,  but  to  his  contemporaries 
in  Geneva  he  was  probably  as  visible  in 
his  work  as  an  organizer  and  ad- 
ministrator as  he  was  as  preacher. 

The  Scot's  Confession  of  1500  to 
which  John  Knox  contributed  was  es- 
sentially a  manual  for  the  reorganiza- 
tion of  the  church  in  Scotland.  Knox, 
too,  was  an  administrator  as  much  as 
he  was  a  preacher  and  teacher. 

Carroll,  now  as  then,  we  need  people 
called  to  the  office  of  administration,  to 
see  the  office  of  synod  executive  as  one 
through  which  the  church's  organiza- 
tional life  is  served  and  guided. 

To  be  an  administrator,  helper;  or- 
ganizer in  the  Church  is  to  assume 
responsibility  for  the  care  and  shaping 


of  the  Church's  structures  and  proces- 
ses. In  the  Apostle's  list  of  functions, 
the  word  for  administrator,  helper  or 
organizer  comes  immediately  after  the 
word  for  healer  suggesting  that  you 
exercise  a  concern  for  the  health  of  the 
organization. 

You  well  know  some  of  the  ways  that 
the  vitality  of  the  Church — its  health — 
may  be  enhanced: 

the  free  flow  of  information  in  the 
synod  assembly,  its  council,  commit- 
tees and  among  staff; 

clarity  in  the  processes  of  decision 
making  based  in  your  ability  to  frame 
issues  and  line  out  implications; 

the  application  of  available  resour- 
ces, personal  and  financial,  to  the  im- 
plementation of  the  mission  respon- 
sibilities of  the  synod. 

I  charge  you  to  care  for  the  Synod  of 
the  Mid-Atlantic,  to  shape  its  organiza- 
tion and  assist  in  its  processes.  Your 
reward  will  be  twofold:  the  thanks  of 
those  persons  who  find  in  the  volunteer 
ministries  satisfaction  in  serving;  and 
the  realization  that  from  time  to  time 
persons  will  find  an  outlet  for  their 
faithfulness  and  ways  to  respond  to 
what  the  Spirit  is  calling  forth  from  the 
church  in  this  time. 

Love  and  peace  be  with  you,  brother. 


Then  he  ate  a  good  meal  (it  was  not 
until  this  time  that  they  got  up  the 
nerve  to  ask  him  was  happening  in  his 
mind  and  heart  and  soul).  And  he 
answered: 

"While  the  child  was  yet  living,  I 
fasted  and  wept:  for  I  said  Who 
knoweth  whether  the  Lord  will  not  be 
gracious  unto  me.  But  now  he  is  dead. 
Wherefore  should  I  fast?  Can  I  bring 
him  back  again?" 

So  he  ate,  and  after  dinner  he  made 
love  with  his  wife.  And  in  a  short  while, 
he  went  out  and  fought  a  war  (the  sport 
of  kings)  and  he  won  it.  It  was  not  the 
last  war  he  would  ever  fight,  but  it  gave 
him  and  the  people  hope  and  con- 
fidence. 

Now  hear  this... 

The  former  synods  are  dead.  Look- 
ing back,  they  had  their  faults  as  well 
as  their  virtues,  but  we  loved  them. 
Even  so,  this  is  not  the  time  to  look 
back.  That  will  come  when  time  has 
softened  the  edges. 

We  are  now  in  a  new  era.  Now  is  the 
time  to  look  forward.  David  washed 
and  dressed,  so  dress  yourself  for  a,new 
day.  Wash  the  redness  from  your  eyes. 
It's  time  for  work!!  We  have  been  a 
little  slow  in  the  Mid-Atlantic  getting 
down  to  it. 

David  first,  and  now  we,  need  to 


spend  some  time  in  worship — time  for 
blessing  and  not  cursing.  Time  for 
repentance  and  godly  sorrow  and 
rededication.  David  made  love  with  his 
wife — time  for  the  renewal  of  relation- 
ships which  have  languished;  time  for 
normal  life  and  normal  relationships. 
And  then  out  to  battle!  (a  figure  which 
falls  heavily  on  our  peacemaking 
mindset,  but  no  other  expresses  it  so 
well). 

The  current  enemy  is  a  monstrous 
shortfall  of  money — and  we  under- 
stand the  restructuring  of  presbyteries 
which  has  contributed  to  this.  But  that, 
too,  is  passing.  There  will  be  other 
enemies  in  years  to  come,  but  this  is 
today's  "clear  and  present  danger." 

The  time  is  now — NOW — to  go  back 
to  your  sessions  and  your  presbyteries 
with  the  word — the  financial  word— 
which  is  not  just  the  word  of  need,  but 
the  word  of  opportunity.  Let  us  not  put 
a  straitjacket  on  the  arms  of  our  oppor- 
tunities. The  word  to  take  back  is: 

The  synod  is  on  the  go!  The  synod  is 
on  the  march  again!  There  is  a  new 
leader  and  a  new  staff  in  the  forward 
tent,  and  we  are  out  for  new  victories  by 
the  grace  of  God!!! 

I  trust  that  to  this  the  people  of  God 
may  say,  "Amen!" 


Synod  executive  suggests 
cooperation  and  positive  attitude  as 
solutions  for  problems  of  the  church 


In  his  report  to  the  204th  Synod  As- 
sembly, Synod  Executive  Carroll 
Jenkins  suggested  cooperation  and  a 
positive  attitude  as  solutions  to  some 
of  the  problems  affecting  the  church 
today. 

He  started  his  report  with  a  list  of 
the  problems:  decreasing  financial 
support  for  church  governing  bodies, 
historical  and  cultural  differences  be- 
tween regions,  division  along 
liberalXconservative  lines,  declining 
membership,  diversity  within  new 
synod  boundaries,  and  a  new  genera- 
tion of  Presbyterians  who  are  not  Pres- 
byterian by  birth. 

In  the  Synod  of  the  Mid-Atlantic,  if 
the  current  trend  is  not  reversed, 
giving  to  synod's  mission  programs 
this  year  will  be  down  by  $1  million 
since  1987. 

Unsure  about  the  higher  levels  of 
the  church,  more  congregations  are 
keeping  their  money  closer  to  home. 

"Presbyterians  like  to  debate  and 
develop  hypotheses  about  the  great  is- 
sues," said  Jenkins.  "Today  we  discuss 
the  two-church  church.  One  is  the  con- 
gregation and  the  second  is  the  govern- 
ing bodies.  The  local  church  is  more 
homogeneous,  while  the  governing 
body  church  is  more  diverse  and  in- 
clusive. The  two  churches  are  seen  as 
being  separate,  and  yet  having  shared 
commitments  that  are  seen  from  dif- 
ferent perspectives." 

"The  lack  of  connection  promotes  a 
lack  of  support  by  congregations  for  the 
higher  bodies,"  he  added. 

Jenkins  said,  however,  we  do  have 
the  knowledge  to  solve  some  of  our 
problems  already.  We  just  need  to 
learn  to  use  that  knowledge. 

He  said  we  are  all  a  part  of  the  body 
of  Christ  with  Christ  at  the  head.  He  is 
not  an  elected  president,  a  chief  execu- 
tive officer  or  "the  manager  of  a  com- 
munity of  fear  which  we  join  because 
we  are  afraid  of  the  future  or  death. 
Christ  is  the  head  of  the  church.  Christ 
gives  substance  to  the  whole  body; 
without  Christ  there  is  no  body." 

"No  one  of  us  is  the  body  alone,  it  is 
all  of  us  together,  the  diverse  com- 
munity created  by  God  to  witness  to 
the  loving  God  that  we  serve." 

"We've  got  to  begin  to  look  at  how  we 
might  trust  each  other.  Each  of  us  has 


a  unique  ministry  that  God  has  called 
us  to  fulfill,"  he  said.  "We  need  to  build 
each  other  up  instead  of  tearing  each 
other  down." 

Jenkins  suggested  how  this  could  be 
accomplished. 

"We  need  to  think  about  our  at- 
titudes. God  gave  each  of  us  a  small 
piece  of  the  revelation.  If  we  can  ever 
figure  out  how  to  put  all  those  pieces 
together,  like  a  great  mosaic,  we'll  have 
a  priceless  piece  of  work,"  he  said. 

We  need  to  seek  the  positive  side  of 
all  situations,"  he  said.  "The  differen- 
ces that  we  share  could  be  good,  and 
could  be  a  source  of  strength  if  we  allow 
God's  spirit  to  work  within  us." 

We  need  to  develop  our  skills  of 
sharing,  caring,  supporting,  nurturing, 
serving  and  ministering.  "They  don't 
come  naturally,"  he  said.  "We  have  to 
develop  those  skills  like  we  learn  how 
to  read  and  write.  God  gives  us  the 
opportunity,  but  we  have  to  develop 
those  skills." 

We  also  need  to  think  about  the 
spirit  that  brings  us  together. 

"The  spirit  from  God  is  not  disrup- 
tive nor  divisive,  it  is  calming  and  col- 
lective." 

"While  there  are  disruptive  and 
divisive  spirits  in  the  church  today, 
there  are  others  that  are  calming  and 
collective,"  said  Jenkins.  "It  seems  to 
me  we  need  to  identify  those  spirits  and 
latch  on  to  them.  Christian  behavior 
for  us  needs  to  be  a  calming  habit." 

"These  are  challenging  times,  this  is 
a  challenging  area,  and  we  have  a  lot 
of  challenging  people." 

"God  provides  ample  resources  for 
the  challenge,  both  in  people  and 
material.  The  question  becomes  Are  we 
prepared  to  serve,  to  care,  and  to  share 
in  our  communities,  in  the  region,  in  the 
nation,  and  in  the  world?" 

"My  hope  is  that  as  we  continue  to 
explore  what  it  means  to  be  the  com- 
munity of  believers  in  the  Synod  of  the 
Mid-Atlantic,  our  commitment  will  be 
to  continue  to  find  ways  to  lift  each 
other  up,  to  share  with  each  other,  to 
care  about  each  other,  to  trust  each 
other  and  to  support  each  other." 

"Our  effectiveness  will  be  viewed 
through  how  we  are  able  to  iovi>  each 
other,"  he  concluded. 


THIS  PAGE  IS  PAID  FOR  BY  BARIUM  SPRINGS  HOME  FOR  CHILDREN 


Iff    PresbyterianFamily  Ministries 


Barium  Springs  Home  for  Children 


Vol.  VII,  No.  6 


July  1990 


Lisa  S.  Crater,  Editor 


Support  group  offers  hope, 
help  to  Barium's  families 


Troubled  families  often  feel 
singled  out...  like  they  are  the 
only  ones  who  have  ever  had 
problems.  Parents  feel  alone  in 
their  struggle  to  get  help.  They 
feel  that  they  have  no  one  to 
talk  to  who  would  under- 
stand... who  has  gone  through 
the  same  thing. 

In  order  to  help  the  families 
they  serve,  the  Pre-Adolescent 
and  Adolescent  Centers  have 
begun  a  Family  Support 
Group  which  meets  one  Sun- 
day evening  a  month  at  the 
Home. 

The  main  purpose  of  this 
group  is  to  help  our  families 
see  that  others  have  similar 
problems...  that  they  are  not 
alone.  It  gives  them  someone 
to  talk  to  who  might  be  able  to 
offer  support  through  ex- 
perience. 

Each  month  a  staff  member 
volunteers  to  lead  the  group  in 
a  discussion  of  a  topic  chosen 
either  by  someone  in  the  group 
or  by  the  staff.  These  topics 
vary  from  "how  it  makes  you 
feel  when  you  have  to  put  a 
child  in  care"  to  "stress 
management"  to  "the  basic 
needs  of  a  family."  Handouts 
are  distributed  on  subjects 
that  families  have  expressed 
an  interest  in,  and  staff  some- 
times do  skits  or  presentations 
to  demonstrate  how  children 
are  helped  in  the  center's  pro- 
gram. 

A  few  times  a  year  these 
meetings  are  purely  social, 


Homecoming  1990 
August  4  &  5 

Come  and  help  us  prepare 
for  the  Home's 
Centennial  in  1991 ! 

Looking  forward  to  seeing 
YOU! 

Bette  Kendrick 
President 
Alumni  Association 


Slide  show 
available 

The  12-minute  Barium  Springs 
Home  for  Children  slide-show  is 
available  to  church  groups,  or 
other  interested  groups,  on  re- 
quest. 

A  member  of  the  staff  will  glad- 
ly come  to  your  church  or  or- 
ganization to  discuss  the  Home's 
activities  and  answer  any  ques- 
tions. 

Call  Reade  Baker,  Director  of 
Development,  at  704/872-4157  to 
schedule  a  presentation  at  your 
Sunday  night  suppers,  meetings 
of  the  Men's  and  Women's  church 
groups,  Sunday  School  classes, 
etc.  You  need  to  see  this  ministry 
i  n  action  to  fully  understand  how 
y=  u  support  changes  the  Uves  of 
children  aryd  iamilies. 


such  as  a  pool  party  or 
Christmas  party.  This  gives 
the  families  a  chance  to  get  to 
know  each  other  better  in  a 
relaxed  setting.  Other  times 
the  meetings  are  purely  infor- 
mational, with  a  guest  speaker 
to  address  a  certain  topic  con- 
cerning family  issues. 

But  for  the  most  part,  these 
meetings  give  parents  a  place 
where  they  can  speak  out,  ask 
questions,  agree  or  disagree  on 
issues  concerning  their 
children  and  families. 
Whether  the  topic  be  drugs, 


Alumni 
News 


Mr.  Marley  Sigmon,  Class 
of  1938,  died  on  March  21, 
1990  in  Forest  City,  N.C.  Mr. 
Sigmon's  brother,  Arthur  Sig- 
mon of  Troutman,  notified  the 
Home  of  Marley's  death. 

Mrs.  Janie  Memory 
Thaggard,  House  mother  of 
Stowe's  Baby  Cottage  from  the 
early  1950's  to  the  early 
1960's,  died  on  April  12,  1990 
at  the  Masonic-Eastern  Star 
Home  in  Greensboro. 

Her  daughter.  Amy  Thag- 
gard Povirk,  wrote  the  Home 
of  her  mother's  death  and  said 
"she  was  devoted  to  'her 
children'  and  I'm  sure  some 
will  remember  her." 

Mr.  James  S.  Elliott,  who 
lived  at  the  Home  in  the 
1930's,  died  on  April  13,  1990 
in  Graham,  N.C.  He  was  77. 

Mr.  Elliott  had  three 
brothers,  John,  Fred  and  Al- 
bert, and  a  sister,  Hannah.  His 
daughter  informed  the  Home 
of  his  death. 

Former  Executive  Direc- 
tor Nat  K.  Reiney  (1966- 
1976)  was  married  on  June  23, 
1990  to  Annette  Quarles.  The 
ceremony  took  place  at  Ros- 
well  Presbyterian  Church, 
where  both  are  members. 
Their  address  is:  200  Jade 
Cove  Road,  Roswell,  GA 
30075. 


school,  employment,  stress, 
finances,  girls  with  purple  hair 
or  boys  with  earrings,  it  gives 
parents  someone  to  talk  to  who 
has  been  through  or  is  going 
through  the  same  problems. 

So  far  the  group  has  been  a 
big  success.  It  is  growing  in 
size  and  now  includes  families 
of  children  on  the  waiting  list, 
if  they  desire  to  participate. 

In  June  the  group  planned 
their  July  meeting,  which  will 
be  a  family  picnic  and  pool 
party. 


...Orso 
it  seems 

Earle  Frazier,  ACSW 
Executive  Director 

"It  costs  more  to  board  a  100- 
pound  dog  monthly  in  some 
locations  than  what  the  state 
is  walling  to  pay  a  foster  family 
to  care  for  a  foster  child  for  the 
same  time.  In  Montgomery, 
Alabama  it  costs  $240  per 
month  to  board  a  dog.  The 
state  pays  foster  families  $81 
per  month  for  a  one-year-old; 
$202  for  a  nine-year-old  and 
$213  for  a  16-year-old." 

From  testimony  by  Brenda 
Russell  Nordlinger  to  the 
Ways  and  Means  Subcommit- 


tee on  Human  Resources. 

In  North  Carolina  the  state 
foster  family  board  rate  is  $250 
per  month.  To  board  a  100- 
pound  dog  in  Statesville  costs 
from  $240  -  $270  per  month, 
depending  on  the  kennel 
chosen. 


Staff  receive  NCCCA  scholarships; 
will  further  studies  to  help  families 


The  North  Carolina  Child 
Care  Association  (NCCCA) 
awarded  scholarships  to  four 
employees  of  the  Adolescent 
Center  this  year. 

The  scholarship  funds  are  a 
part  of  the  annual  consult- 
ation and  training  grant, 
which  is  awarded  to  the 
NCCCA  by  the  Duke  Endow- 
ment for  disbursement  to 
NCCCA  full-member  agencies 
in  North  Carolina,  and  the 
Duke  Endowment-assisted 
agencies  in  South  Carolina. 

The  four  employees  are  all 
furthering  their  graduate 
studies  in  order  to  enhance 
their  value  to  the  children  and 
families  they  work  with,  and 
their  commitment  to  their 
fields. 

Joyce  Shepard,  who 

teaches  the  science  courses  at 
the  Adolescent  Center  School, 
is  working  on  her  certification 
in  science,  and  toward  a 
master's  in  administra- 
tion/education through 
Gardner-Webb.  She  has  been 
teacher  for  Goodman  Cottage 
since  November  of  1987. 

Deborah  Pittman,  also  at 
the  Adolescent  Center  School, 
is  working  toward  a  master's 
of  arts  in  teaching,  with  a  con- 
centration in  learning  dis- 


The  four  employees  awarded  NCCCA  scholarships  for 
graduate  studies  were:  (front  row,  L  to  R)  Joyce  Shepard, 
Deborah  Pittman,  (second  row)  Angela  Wallace  and 
Deborah  Ramseur. 


abilities.  She  is  attending 
Salem  College  in  Winston- 
Salem,  and  is  teacher  for 
Caldwell  Cottage.  This  is  the 
second  year  she  has  received 
scholarship  assistance  from 
the  NCCCA. 

Deborah  Ramseur  is 
working  toward  a  master's  in 
education  at  Salem  College. 
She  came  to  the  Adolescent 
Center  as  a  child  care  worker 
in  Goodman  Cottage  in  1985, 
and  then  moved  to  the  teach- 
ing position  with  Grannis  Cot- 
tage. 

Angela  Wallace,  social 


worker  at  Caldwell  Cottage,  is 
working  toward  her  master's 
in  business  administration 
through  an  Appalachian  State 
University  satellite  program 
at  Winston-Salem  State  Col- 
lege. 

She  came  to  the  Adolescent 
Center  as  a  teacher  in  Sullivan 
Cottage  in  1985,  before 
moving  to  her  present  posi- 
tion. 

The  NCCCA  pays  75  per- 
cent of  a  scholarship  awarded 
to  an  individual,  while  the 
agency  of  the  recipient  pays 
the  remaining  25  percent. 


Boss  of  the  Year 

FCDC  Director  Fran  Oliver,  left,  was  chosen  Boss  of  the 
Year  by  the  Ford  Dobb's  Chapter  of  the  American  Busi- 
ness Women's  Association  this  past  month.  She  is  shown 
here  with  Jane  McDaniels,  cook  for  the  FCDC,  who 
nominated  her. 


In  Memory— In  Honor 

Barium  Springs  Home  for  Children 


Donor  

Address . 


IN  MEMORY— IN  HONOR 

My  gift  of  $  

I  wish  to  Honor   

Name  of  Honoree  or  Deceased 


is  enclosed 
 Remember 


Address  

On  the  occasion  of  

Date  of  death  if  apphcable. 

Survivor  to  notify  

Address  


Relationship  of  survivor  to  honoree. 


Mail  to:  P.O.  Box  1,  Barium  Springs,  NC  28010 


The  Presbyterian  News,  July  1990  P-  z  r 


Giving  slump  endangers  ministries 


Outgoing  Synod  Council  Chair  Ed  VanNordheim  and  his 
successor,  Calvine  Battle,  share  a  laugh  after  the  June  21 
council  meeting  in  Winston-Salem,  N.C. 

MacLeod,  Clark  and  Battle 
elected  to  synod  leadership 


WINSTON-SALEM,  N.C— 
Dr.  John  D.  MacLeod  of 
Raleigh,  N.C.  was  elected 
moderator  and  the  Rev.  Nancy 
Clark  of  Washington,  D.C.  was 
elected  vice  moderator  of  the 
204th  Synod  Assembly  here 
June  22-23. 

Also,  as  a  part  of  the  annual 
change  of  command,  Calvine 
Battle  of  Richmond,  Va.  was 
elected  chair  of  the  synod 
council. 

MacLeod  succeeds  Dr. 
Christine  Darden  of  Hampton, 
Va.  and  Battle  follows  Ed  Van- 
Nordheim of  Wilmington,  N.C. 
as  council  chair. 

MacLeod  is  familiar  to 
many  in  the  synod.  Prior  to 
retirement  in  December  1988, 
he  was  administrator  of  the, 
Raleigh  office  of  the  new 
synod.  From  1981  to  1987  he 
was  executive  of  the  former 
Synod  of  North  Carolina. 

He  has  served  as  a  pres- 


bytery executive  in  Virginia 
and  Florida  and  as  a  pastor  in 
North  Carolina,  Virginia  and 
West  Virginia. 

In  1987  he  was  nominated 
for  moderator  of  the  General 
Assembly  of  the  PCUSA. 

MacLeod  holds  a  doctorate 
and  two  master's  degrees  from 
Union  Theological  Seminary 
in  Virginia,  and  a  bachelor's 
degree  from  Davidson  College. 
He  serves  on  the  board  of  the 
North  Carolina  Presbyterian 
Historical  Society. 

He  and  his  wife,  Helen 
"Coppie"  Boggs  MacLeod, 
have  two  daughters,  two  sons, 
five  grandsons  and  one  grand- 
daughter. 

Clark,  a  former  moderator 
of  the  Synod  of  the  Virginias, 
is  on  the  interim  staff  at  Na- 
tional Capital  Presbytery.  She 
also  is  a  new  member  of  the 
Massanetta  Springs  Board  of 
Trustees. 


continued  from  page  1 

then.  "We  didn't  know  until 
April  this  year,"  she  added. 

Synod  Associate  Executive 
for  Finance  Joe  Pickard  said 
an  adjusted  1991  budget 
should  be  acted  upon  by  the 
synod  council  in  the  fall.  The 
presbyteries,  in  turn,  will  be 
asked  to  affirm  their  giving  to 
synod  in  January  1 991 . 

Bill  Kercheval,  commis- 
sioner from  National  Capital 
Presbytery,  asked  the  assem- 
bly to  consider  the  magnitude 
of  the  budget  problem.  Noting 
the  difference  between  adjus- 
tified  unified  giving  for  1990 — 
$1.6  million — and  projected 
unified  giving  for  1991— $2.4 
million — he  said  "we  are 
slightly  more  than  $800,000 
out  of  (balance).  There  seems 
to  have  been  a  significant  drop 
in  revenues.  Where  has  the 
money  gone?" 

Aalfs  recommended  that 
the  commissioners  look  at 
their  budget  information  and 
check  on  their  presbyteries' 
records. 

As  for  the  cuts,  she  noted 
several.  Institutions  and  care 
agencies'  funds  were  cut  ac- 
cording to  their  percentage  of 
the  total  amount  available  for 
mission.  These  percentages 
were  established  through  the 
Articles  of  Agreement  for  the 
creation  of  the  new  synod. 

The  Social  Justice  Commit- 
tee, which  also  made  a  special 


presentation  to  the  assembly, 
had  to  cut  disaster  prepared- 
ness and  legal  aid  programs. 
Social  Justice  Chair  Randall 
Boggs  said  proposed  new 
programming  was  impossible 
under  the  current  budget 
situation. 

A  part  of  the  proposed  1991 
budget  that  caused  concern  is 
the  $538,042  in  mission 
revenue  listed  as  "uncom- 
mitted unified  giving"  for 
which  there  is  no  guaranteed 
source.  "This  scares  me.  It's 
blue  sky,"  said  Tiemann,  who 
is  also  on  the  staff  of  Charlotte 
Presbytery. 

"I'm  concerned  about 
budgeting  unfinanced  require- 
ments," said  Tim  Williams, 
commissioner  from  the  Pres- 
bytery of  the  James.  "We  used 
that  approach  and  it  created 
for  us  a  great  deal  of  turmoil." 
Synod  Executive  Carroll 
Jenkins  said  the  synod  is  in  a 
tough  position.  "Unless  the 
presbyteries  begin  to  support 
the  mission  budget  of  the 
synod  with  a  much  larger  al- 
location of  funds,  we  will  be  at 
point  where  the  percentages 
mandated  in  the  Articles  of 
Agreement  cannot  be 
honored,"  said  Jenkins.  "We 
are  presently  at  a  point  where 
60  percent  of  the  dollars  are 
already  committed." 

"If  these  dollars  do  not  begin 
to  come  in  next  year,"  he 
added,  "we  are  talking  about 
eliminating  campus  mini- 


stries one  by  one,  and  other 
areas,  because  the  areas  not 
protected  by  the  Articles  of 
Agreement  are  not  large 
enough  to  survive  the  decrease 
in  dollars." 

Giving  to  the  synod  mission 
program  is  almost  $1  million 
less  than  in  1987,  the  year  the 
synod  was  created  from  three 
former  synods.  "The  hope  was 
that  we  were  going  to  be  able 
to  sustain  giving  at  that  level 
and  support  all  of  our  mis- 
sions," said  Jenkins.  "No  one 
anticipated  that  there  would 
be  this  kind  of  response." 

"Unless  we  begin  to  talk 
about  how  we  strengthen  our 
giving  and  support  for  mission 
in  the  synod,  we  are  at  a  point 
where  institutions  are  going  to 
have  to  cut  back,  individual 
ministries  are  going  to  have  to 
be  eliminated,  and  other  areas 
of  funding  will  have  to  be  cut," 
he  added. 

Edward  Newberry,  commis- 
sioner from  Charlotte  Pres- 
bytery, asked  whether  the 
presbyteries  do  not  have  the 
money  to  give  to  synod  mission 
or  they  just  don't  want  to  share 
it  with  synod. 

"Maybe  some  of  each,"  said 
Aalfs.  She  noted  the  general 
trend  toward  keeping  more 
dollars  in  the  local  church  and 
not  giving  as  much  to  pres- 
b3i;ery,  synod  and  General  As- 
sembly. "I  think  presbyteries 
are  having  as  hard  a  time,  per- 
haps, as  we  are." 


Gwynn:  "Naturally  we  are  going  to  have  disagreements" 


continued  from  page  1 

When  asked  about  division 
in  the  church,  he  said,  "We 
have  staked  ourselves  out  as 
the  kind  of  church  that  is 
working,  worshipping,  wit- 


Massanetta's  future  still  in  doubt 


continued  from  page  I 

Springs  operations  manager 
Hal  Finlayson  was  again  given 
the  privilege  of  the  floor  and 
spoke  mostly  in  support  of  the 
current  board  of  trustees.  As  a 
member  of  the  Friends  of  Mas- 
sanetta, the  relationship  has 
not  always  been  so  cordial. 

"The  Friends  of  Massanetta 
stand  fully  behind  Dr  Smith 
and  the  board  of  Massanetta 
Springs  "  he  said,  "We're  very 
pleased  with  the  progress  that 
they  are  making  and  we  want 
to  offer  them  every  assistance 
that  we  can." 

Finlayson  said  Massanetta 
has  traditionally  been  a  "host- 
ing" center  and  not  a 
"programming"  center.  He 
called  for  a  "spartan"  staff  of 
competent,  caring  Christian 
people 

He  did  not  challenge  the 
board's  spending  policies,  but 
said  he  had  suggestions  he 
would  make  to  the  board.  "We 
are  distressed  the  money 
(from  the  synod  loan*  will  run 
out  in  September  "he  said,  but 
added  "We  don't  think  it's 
being  wasted." 

Finlayson  urged  the  board 
to  "look  to  our  own  people  for 
the  consulting  work"  and  save 
money.  Smith  agreed  to  a 
point.  Some  Presbyterians 
have  already  provided  valu- 
able assistance  to  the  board. 


Personally,  however,  she  said 
there  is  also  a  need  for  experts 
who  are  non-biased  regarding 
Massanetta,  persons  without 
ties  to  the  conference  center  or 
other  institutions. 

Pat  Lovelace,  commissioner 
from  Shenandoah  Presbytery 
and  chaplain  at  Mary  Baldwin 
College,  said  the  main  thing  to 
study  is  Presbyterians  and 
whether  they  will  provide  the 
support  to  make  Massanetta 
attractive  to  guests. 


"Compared  to  what  we  are 
offering  at  Mary  Baldwin  in 
the  summer,  it  (Massanetta )  is 
pitiful,"  she  said. 

While  speaking  for  the  mo- 
tion, commissioner  Frank  Pat- 
terson of  Eastern  Virginia 
Presbytery  concluded  his 
remarks  by  saying  the  as- 
sembly should  "authorize 
whatever's  necessary  to  con- 
clude this  study  at  the  earliest 
possible  time,  so  we  can  stop 
pouring  money  into  a  dream.'" 


nessing  and  serving  together. 
We  are  inclusive  and  pluralis- 
tic. So  naturally  we  are  going 
to  have  disagreements.  We 
need  to  learn  to  have  produc- 
tive dissent  rather  than  nega- 
tive dissension.  The  basic 
theology  of  the  incarnation 
and  the  resurrection  of  Christ 
need  to  be  our  strong  sense  of 
community." 

The  new  moderator  also  ad- 


mitted that  he  likes  to  hike 
through  the  woods,  read,  and 
play  golf — things  he  probably 
won't  have  time  to  do  in  the 
near  future. 

His  wife,  Katherine,  sat 
with  him  at  the  press  con- 
ference. They  have  three  sons, 
one  of  whom  is  Price  Gw^n 
rV.  Price  Gwynn  and  Price 
Gwynn  Jr.  were  both  Pres- 
byterian pastors. 


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service  to  Jesus  Christ  in  the  world? 
Come  join  us  in  exploring  new  ways  of: 

"Shaping  and  Sustaining  our  Spiritual  Journeys" 
at  the 
Women's  Conference 
August  12-18.  1990 
Montreal  Conference  Center,  Montreal,  N.C. 


Marjory  Bankson 
Bible  Leader 


Came  Washington 
Platform  Speaker 


Clarice  Martin 
Platform  Speaker 


Kathy  and  Juan  Trevint. 
Music  Leaders 


For  a  detailed  conference  brochure,  return  the  form  below  to  Montreal 
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"ITze  Presbyterian  Presence: 
The  Twentieth  Century  Experience 
(Results  from  a  Major  Study)" 

—  Keynote  Addresses  — 
Dorothy  Bass,  Professor  of  Church  History 

Chicago  Theological  Seminary 
Craig  Dykstra,  Vice  President  for  Religion 
Lilly  Endowment,  Inc. 

This  conterence  draws  conclusions  from  the  research  study  "The  Pres- 
byterian Church  (U.S.A.):  A  Case  Study  in  Mainstream  American  Protes- 
tantism in  the  Twentieth  Century,"  concerning  the  future  of  the  Presby- 
terian Church  (U.S.A.).  Discussion  will  focus  on  issues  of  congrega- 
tional vitality,  membership  trends,  leadership,  theological  develop- 
ments, and  organizational  changes. 

Dates:      Friday,  October  12,  noon  through 

Sunday,  October  14,  2:00  p.m. 
Tuition:    $200,  including  meals. 

Registration  is  limited. 
For  further  information,  contact  the  Rev.  Barbara  Tesorero 
Director,  Continuing  and  Lay  Education 
1044  Alta  Vista  Road,  Louisville,  KY  40205-1798 
(502)  895-3411 


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Glenaire 

accepting 

applications 

GARY,  N.C— Glenaire,  a  con- 
tinuing care  retirement  com- 
munity being  developed  here, 
began  accepting  applications 
for  admission  on  April  2. 
Within  five  days,  21  of 
Glenaire's  residential  units 
had  already  been  reserved. 

"We  are  off  to  a  great  start," 
said  Samuel  M.  Stone,  director 
of  development  for  Glenaire. 
"Initial  response  to  our 
marketing  effort  has  been 
even  stronger  than  we  had  an- 
ticipated." 

Glenaire  will  be  built  on  a 
28-acre  site  on  Kildaire  Farm 
Road  near  downtown  Gary. 
The  first  phase  of  construc- 
tion, which  will  begin  early 
next  year,  will  include  144 
residential  units.  Prospective 
residents  have  the  option  of 
reserving  studio,  one-bedroom 
or  two-bedroom  apartments, 
or  two  bedroom  duplex  cot- 
tages. These  will  be  available 
for  occupancy  early  in  1992. 

Phase  one  of  the  $23  million 
project  will  include  construc- 
tion of  a  central  community 
building  and  a  40-bed  health 
center.  The  community  build- 
ing will  house  a  communal 
dining  room,  social  and  recrea- 
tion rooms,  a  library,  con- 
venience store  and  post  office. 

Residents  must  be  at  least 
65  years  old  to  move  to 
Glenaire. 


Figuring  out  a  future  for  Massanetta  Springs  is  not  an 
easy  task.  Roy  Martin,  one  of  the  newest  board  members, 
questions  a  financial  report  during  a  recent  meeting  at 
the  synod  office. 


Montreat  to  host  Women's 
Conference,  Aug.  12-18 


MONTREAT,  N.C.— All 
women  of  the  Presbyterian 
Ghurch  are  invited  to  learn 
more  about  "Shaping  and  Sus- 
taining Their  Spiritual  Jour- 
neys" at  the  annual  Women's 
Gonference,  August  12-18,  at 
Montreat  Gonference  Genter. 

According  to  Sylvia  Wash- 
er, conference  director  from 
Houston,  Texas,  the  program 
will  help  women  explore  new 
dimensions  of  their  spirit- 
uality and  learn  more  about 
how  it  can  help  their  witness 
and  service  to  Jesus  Ghrist  in 


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Leader:  Ginny  Holdemess 
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the  world.  There  are  also  par- 
ticular workshops  designed 
especially  for  those  interested 
in  Presbyterian  Women's 
leadership. 

Gonference  leadership  in- 
cludes Marjory  Bankson, 
Alexandria,  Va.,  Bible  leader; 
Carrie  Washington,  New- 
ark, N.J.,  and  Clarice  Mar- 
tin, Princeton,  N.J.,  platform 
speakers;  and  Kathy  and 
Juan  Trevino,  Palestine, 
Texas,  music  leaders. 

The  conference  schedule  in- 
cludes 21  seminars  and 
workshops  that  will  help  par- 
ticipants shape  their 
spirituality  through  study, 
learning  and  reflection.  Morn- 
ing activities  focus  on  Bible 
study  and  music,  including 
Harriet  Larsen's  perfor- 
mance of  "Lazarus,"  a  one- 
woman  musical  drama. 

Evening  worship,  followed 
by  a  number  of  special  events, 
highlights  each  day's 
schedule. 

Registration  for  the  con- 
ference is  $96  per  person.  The 
fee  increases  after  July  13. 

For  more  information  and  a 
detailed  brochure,  fill  out  the 
request  form  on  page  5  in  this 
issue. 


In 1770,  King's  Grant  Was  Home  To 
People  Who  Liked  The  Idea  Of  Independence. 
History  Is  About  To  Repeat  Itself. 

n  1770,  King  George  III  made  a  land  grant  of  30,000 
acres  to  George  Hairston  of  Martinsville,  Virginia. 
Now,  more  than  two  centuries  after  Hairston  led 
the  struggle  for  independence,  120  acres  of 
this  land  are  being  donated  to  found  a  con 
r^"  tinuing  care  retirement  community  King's  Grant. 
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ties, residences,  and  lifestyle  options  here  will  give 
you  more  freedom  of  choice  and  self-expression. 

King's  Grant  is  affiliated  with  Sunnyside  Pres- 
byterian Home  in  Harrisonburg,  Virginia.  For  more 
facts  on  King's  Grant,  mail  the  coupon,  or  call 
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J.  Ame  Brolin,  the  first  president  of  the  Synod  Men's 
Council,  died  June  9  at  Sandhill  Hospice  in  Pinehurst,  N.C.  from 
the  effects  of  liver  cancer.  Despite  his  poor  health,  Brolin  stayed 
active  to  the  end.  In  early  January  he  completed  the  Manual  for 
Men's  Work,  which  has  received  widespread  distribution 
throughout  the  synod. 

A  memorial  service  was  held  June  16  at  Community  Pres- 
byterian Church  in  Pinehurst.  His  family  requests  that  dona- 
tions be  made  to  the  Sandhill  Hospice. 

Eight  more  young  Presbyterians  have  received  certificates 
and  monetary  awards  for  reciting  the  Catechism  for  Young 
Children.  The  synod's  Catechism  Fund,  established  by  the  late 
W.  H.  Belk,  provides  recognition  to  boys  and  girls  15  and 
younger  who  recite  either  the  Catechism  for  Young  Children  or 
the  Shorter  Catechism. 

They  are: 

From  Sardis  Presbyterian  Church,  Linden,  N.C. — James  W. 
Ennis  III,  Susan  deAngelis  Tew,  and  William  E.  Tew  III; 

From  Trinity  Presbyterian  Chruch,  Laurinburg,  N.C. — 
Amanda  Terrell  and  Jessica  Breeden; 

From  First  Presbjrterian  Church,  Monroe,  N.C. — ^Lauren  W. 
Hargett  and  Sarah  C.  Hargett;  and 

From  First  Presbyterian  Church,  Wilmington,  N.C. — ^Lillian 
Duer  Smith. 

Stephen  Darr,  coordinator  of  Community  College  Mini- 
stries in  Blacksburg,  Va.  has  written  an  article  for  the 
July/August  issue  of  Presbyterian  Survey.  "Call  It  Peacework" 
is  about  young  people  from  the  U.S.  and  U.S.S.R.  who  ex- 
perience a  "dazzling  mixture"  of  people  and  politics  and  of  grief 
and  joy  in  Nicaragua.  Darr  serves  10  colleges  in  southwestern 
and  central  Virginia  for  six  denominations,  including  the 
PCUSA. 

Dr.  E.  P.  Sanders,  who  will  become  professor  of  religious 
studies  at  Duke  University  in  Durham,  N.C,  is  the  1990 
recipient  of  the  Louisville  Gawemeyer  Award  in  Religion, 
presented  jointly  by  the  Louisville  Presbjrterian  Theological 
Seminary  and  the  University  of  Louisville.  Dr.  Sanders  is 
presently  on  the  faculty  of  Oxford  University.  The  award  is  one 
of  four  $150,000  prizes  created  by  retired  Louisville  investor 
Charles  Grawemeyer. 

The  Downtown  Richmond  Rotary  Club  honored  Heath  K. 
Rada,  president  of  the  Presbj^erian  School  of  Christian  Educa- 
tion, by  making  him  a  Paul  Harris  Fellow  and  donating  $1 ,000 
in  his  name  to  the  Rotary  Foundation.  The  fellowship  is  named 
for  the  founder  of  Rotary  International.  The  honor  was  bestowed 
on  Rada  for  his  personal  contributions  and  leadership  to  the 
community  and  the  club. 

In  last  month's  report  on  Jean  Mary  Hill  Cooley's  appoint- 
ment to  the  staff  at  Union  Theological  Seminary  it  was  incor- 
rectly stated  that  her  husband,  the  Rev.  William  G.  Cooley  was 
interim  pastor  of  All  Soul's  Church  in  Richmond.  He  is,  in  fact, 
the  pastor. 


Goodman  to  represent  synod 
in  women's  Australian  exchange 


As  part  of  the  World  Council  of 
Churches  Ecumenical  Decade 
of  Churches  in  Solidarity  with 
Women,  the  Presbyterian 
Women  are  sponsoring  an  ex- 
change with  the  women  of  the 
Uniting  Church  of  Australia. 

Twenty-eight  women  from 
around  the  United  States  will 
travel  to  Australia  from  Oct. 
17  to  Nov.  13.  The  group  will 
travel  throughout  Australia 
sharing  mutual  concerns  and 
studying  issues  as  to  discover 
how  they  impact  our  struggle 
for  peace,  justice  and  the  in- 
tegrity of  creation. 

The  Synod  of  the  Mid-At- 
lantic will  be  represented  by 
Katheryne  L.  Goodman,  as- 
sociate executive  for  program 
and  hunger  action  enabler  in 
Shenandoah  Presbytery. 

Through  the  planning  and 
execution  of  mutual  study  and 
personal  encounter  the  leader- 
ship and  visibility  of  women  in 
the  church  will  be  affected 
which  could  lead  our  churches 
to  intentional  action  of 
solidarity  with  women. 

The  group  will  focus  on: 


*Women's  participation  in 
church  and  community  life 

*Women's  perspectives  and 
commitments  to  justice  and 
peace  and  the  integrity  of  crea- 
tion 

*Women  doing  theology 
and  sharing  spirituality.  They 
will  explore  and  study  the 
political,  social  and  economic 
structures  that  impact  issues 
and  persons  in  church  and 
society  such  as:  health,  hous- 
ing, economic  injustice,  pover- 
ty of  women  and  children, 
denial  of  indigenous  people's 
right  to  land,  the  aging  and 
violence. 

Each  participant  has  com- 
mitted herself  to  two  years  of 
itineration  upon  returning. 
Each  participant  is  expected 
to  raise  $4,000  to  fund  their 
activities.  Financial  gifts  in 
support  of  this  important  ven- 
ture as  well  as  requests  for 
inclusion  in  the  calendar  of 
Ms.  Goodman  upon  her  return 
should  be  addressed  to  her  at 
Shenandoah  Presbytery,  P.  O. 
Box  1214,  Harrisonburg,  VA 
22801. 


The  Presbyterian  News,  tTulylSIH),  I  age  / 


CoCCege  9ltws  briefs 


Johnson  C.  Smith 
University 

CHARLOTTE,  N.C.— Trustee 
and  1930  graduate  Dr.  Mat- 
thew J.  Whitehead,  82,  died 
May  18.  A  memorial  service 
was  held 
May  25  in 
the  Univer- 
s  i  t  y 
Church. 
After 
graduation 
from  JCSU 
he  went  on 
to  a  distin- 
g  u  i  s  h  e  d 
career  in 

higher  education,  serving  as 
president  of  Miner  Teachers' 
College  (now  part  of  the 
University  of  the  District  of 
Columbia)  from  1953  to  1955 
and  then  as  dean  of  the  UDC 
graduate  division. 

He  chaired  the  JCSU  board 
of  trustees  from  1974  to  1985. 

Dr.  Whitehead  earned  his 
Ph.D.  in  college  administra- 
tion from  New  York  Univer- 
sity. He  was  a  lifelong  member 
of  the  Presbyterian  church  and 
taught  Sunday  school  and  was 
an  elder  at  the  Church  of  the 
Redeemer. 

Mrs.  Ethel  W.  Hawkins 
has  been  named  the  JCSU  Dis- 
tinguished Alumnus  for  1990. 

She 
received  a 
degree  in 
history  and 
sociology 
from  JCSU 
in  1936 

iT^' VI^Hfllk  after  first 
Bfcj^^  S^P^^^  graduating 
Wmx^^^^  from  Bar- 
BMBHHBl.  ber-Scotia 
Junior  College.  She  taught  in 
North  Carolina  for  34  years.  In 
1952  she  married  the  Rev. 
William  A.  Hawkins  of 
Cleveland,  N.C.  He  pastored 
several  Presbyterian  churches 
in  the  Statesville  area  before 
his  death  in  1957. 

Mrs.  Hawkins  continued  to 
generously  support  the  chur- 
ches he  served  and  has  con- 
tributed more  than  $100,000 
to  church  development,  educa- 
tional programs  and  mission 
programs  for  the  purpose  of 
providing  opportunities  for 
young  people. 

Over  the  years  her  leader- 
ship has  led  to  the  building  of 
churches  in  North  Carolina 
and  Arkansas. 

She  is  still  active  in  her 
hometown  of  Pine  Bluff,  Ark. 
where  she  is  an  elder  of  Hol- 
mes Chapel  Presbyterian 
Church.  She  also  participates 
in  the  Presbyterian  Women, 
the  Presbyterian  Black 
Caucus,  the  NAACP  and  the 
Salvation  Army. 

Barber  Scotia  College 

CONCORD,  N.C— The  Na- 
tional Youth  Sports  Program 
was  scheduled  for  June  11- 
July  13  at  Barber  Scotia. 

The  program  is  targeted  to 
less  fortunate  youth  under  the 
age  of  18,  to  engage  in  drug 
education,  sports  activities, 
enrichment  and  fun.  hand- 
icapped youth  under  the  age  of 
18  who  participate  in  a  school 
program  ar  eligible  for  the 
sports  program. 


Davidson  College 

DAVIDSON,  N.C— Michael 
K.  Toumazou,  assistant 
professor  of  classical  studies  at 
Davidson,  left  in  May  with  a 
team  including  four  Davidson 
students  to  start  a  three-to- 
five  summer  season  excava- 
tion of  a  sanctuary  and  rural 
settlement  at  Athienou,  near 
Lanarka,  Cyprus.  He  hopes 
his  work  will  reveal  clues 
about  the  daily  life  of  Cypriots 
who  lived  and  worshipped 
there  between  6th  and  3rd  cen- 
turies B.C. 


Hampden-Sydney 
College 

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY,  Va.— 
Dr.  James  R.  Leutze  is  leav- 
ing this  all-male  institution  to 
become  chancellor  of  the 
University  of  North  Carolina 
at  Wilmington.  For  the  second 
time  in  three  years,  Hampden- 
Sydney,  which  has  an  enroll- 
ment of 900,  will  have  to  find  a 
new  president.  UNC-Wil- 
mington  has  an  enrollment  of 
7,000. 

H-SC  Chaplain  WilUam 
Thompson  was  the  speaker 
at  the  dedication  of  a  com- 
memorative marker  in 
Neshaminy  Falls,  Pa.  for  the 
first  Presbyterian  theological 


school  in  the  U.S.  He  did  a 
portion  of  his  post  graduate 
seminary  work  on  the  frontier 
seminary  established  in  1739. 
Hampden-Sydney  was  estab- 
lished in  1776  under  a  direc- 
tive of  Hanover  Presbytery  in 
the  Synod  of  New  York,  which 
evolved  from  the  seminary. 

Lees-McRae  College 

BANNER  ELK,  N.C— The 
Summer  Theatre  schedule  for 
1990  includes  productions  of 
Ten  Little  Indians  (July  26-30) 
and  Dames  at  Sea  (Aug.  16- 
20).  The  Lees-McRae  Summer 
Theatre  box  office  will  fill  or- 
ders for  tickets  in  the  order 
that  they  are  received.  All 
seats  are  reserved.  Box  office 
hours  are  11  a.m.  to  6  p.m., 
Monday  through  Friday.  The 
phone  number  is  (704)  898- 
4684  or  898-5241. 

Peace  College 

RALEIGH,  N.C— Peace  Col- 
lege recently  received  several 
gifts.  The  William  R.  Kenan 
Jr.  Charitable  Trust  granted 
the  school  $150,000  to  estab- 
lish an  endowed  scholarship. 
The  Mary  Lily  Kenan 
Scholarship  is  the  first  full 
scholarship  at  the  two-year 
college  for  women.  It  is  in 


memory  of  the  a  Wilmington, 
N.C.  native  who  studied  at 
Peace  in  1895-97.  She  later 
married  developer/in- 
dustrialist Henry  M.  Flagler 
and,  after  his  death,  Robert 
Worth  Bingham,  publisher  of 
the  Louisville  Courier-Jour- 
nal. 

The  A.  E.  Finley  Founda- 
tion of  Raleigh  has  given  the 
college  $29,000  for  refurbish- 
ing and  maintaining  the 
Marian  N.  Finley  Residence 
Hall,  built  in  1964  and 
financed  through  the  gener- 
osity of  the  late  A.  E.  Finley. 

Queens  College 

CHARLOTTE,  N.C— Queens 
College  has  announced  the  es- 
tablishment of  five  endowed 
professorships,  the  first  such 
positions  created  at  the  college 
since  1961. 

Four  of  the  professorships 
are  being  underwritten  by  the 
largest  gift  ever  made  to 
Queens  College:  last  year's 
$2.34  million  gift  from  Carolyn 
G.  and  Sam  H.  McMahon  Jr. 
The  fifth  is  funded  by  a 
$500,000  gift  from  the 
Livingstone  Foundation. 

Recipients  of  the  awards 
and  their  titles  are  Dr. 
Joseph  E.  Lammers, 
Livingstone    professor  of 


music;  Dr.  Virginia  L.  Mar- 
tin, Carolyn  G.  and  Sam  H. 
McMahon  Jr.  professor  of  biol- 
ogy; Dr.  Richard  T,  Goode, 
Carolyn  G.  and  Sam  H.  Mc- 
Mahon Jr.,  professor  of 
English;  Dr.  Robert  W. 
Whalen,  Carolyn  G.  and  Sam 
H.  McMahon  Jr.  professor  of 
history;  and  Paul  Nitsch, 
Carolyn  G.  McMahon  assis- 
tant professor  of  music. 

St.  Andrews  College 

LAURINBURG,  N.C— The 
St.  Andrews  Presbyterian  Col- 
lege Debate  Team  now  holds 
the  Guinness  Book  of  Records 
title  for  the  longest  continuous 
parliamentary  debate. 

The  announcement  was 
made  after  team  members  and 
Guinness  officials  spent 
months  reviewing  videos  and 
records  made  during  the 
debate. 

The  four-member  team 
debated  non-stop  from  Nov.  16 
to  Nov.  20,  1989.  Their  109- 
hour,  35-minute  record 
defeated  the  100-hour,  6- 
minute  record  previously  held 
by  Vasser  College  in  New 
York. 

The  four  debaters  used  the 
debate  as  an  opportunity  to 
focus  attention  on  the  growing 
issue  of  world  hunger. 


McPherson  receives  UNC-G  alumni  service  award 


GREENSBORO,  N.C— 
Elizabeth  "Lib"  Pierce  Parker 
McPherson  of  Yanceyville, 
received  a  distinguished  alum- 
ni service  award  for  1 990  from 
the  Alumni  Association  of  the 
University  of  North  Carolina 
at  Greensboro. 

A  member  of  the  Class  of 
1951,  McPherson  is  director  of 
the  Caswell  County  Schools 
food  service.  She  has  been  in- 
strumental in  Salem  Pres- 
bytery's 12-year  partnership 


with  the  Mbujimayi  Christian 
Health  Center  in  Zaire  which 
has  developed  food  production 
and  preparation  skills  among 
residents  of  that  African  na- 
tion. For  this  and  other  ac- 
tivities, she  was  named  the 
winner  of  the  1989  award  for 
humanitarian  services  from 
Food  Management  Magazine. 

McPherson  is  organist  and 
an  elder  in  Yanceyville  Pres- 
bj^terian  Church.  She  chairs 
the  hunger,  adult  education. 


and  home  and  family  nurture 
committees  for  Salem  Pres- 
bytery. She  is  also  a  member  of 
the  presbytery's  hunger  mini- 
stries committee. 

She  is  president-elect  of  the 
American  School  Food  Service 
Association  and  a  past  presi- 
dent of  the  N.C.  Council  on 
Foods  and  Nutrition  and  the 
N.C.  School  Food  Services  As- 
sociation. She  is  co-owner  of 
the  historic  Woodside  Inn, 
which  she  and  her  husband 


restored. 

McPherson  was  one  of 
several  women  honored 
during  the  UNCG  Alumni 
Association's  annual  meeting 
on  May  12.  Each  received  an 
engraved  silver  tray.  Ap- 
proximately 500  alumni 
gathered  in  Aycock  Au- 
ditorium where  the  women 
were  honored  for  their  con- 
tributions to  the  "liberal  arts 
ideal"  through  service  to 
others. 


A 

Continuing 
Caiie 
Retirement 
Community 


With  four  residential  options 
and  a  comprehensive 
health  center,  Glenaire 
will  cater  to  a  wide  range 
of  needs  and  interests. 
Here,  residents  will  find 
comfort  and  security, 
friendship  and  fellowship, 
peace  and  privacy,  recreation 
and  social  activities  —  all 
within  a  community  of 
interesting  people  who 
share  common  values  and 
care  about  each  other. 
Glenaire  is  a  division  of 


The  Presbyterian  Homes, 
Inc. 

if^plications  are  now 
being  taken  for  residency 
in  1992. 

For  more  information 
about  Gleiiaire,  call 
919/460-8095  or  write: 
Glenaire, 
P.O.  Box  4322 
Gary,  NC  27519 


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Now  in  Its  Second  Year,  Ministry  to 
"Forgotten"  Young  People  Is  Thriving 


Larry  Lee 

In  July  1988  Presbyterian 
Home  &  Family  Services,  Inc. 
began  a  ministry  to  a  group  of 
young  people  whom  many 
social  service  agencies  would 
describe  as  "forgotten."  These 
are  young  people  in  their  older 
teens  or  early  twenties  who 
have  little  or  no  parental  sup- 
port or  guidance.  Too  old  to  be 
in  a  children's  home  but  not 
yet  adults,  they  are  often  left  to 
fend  for  themselves,  frequently 
with  unfortunate  results.  Pres- 
byterian Home  &  Family  Ser- 
vices, Inc.'s  ministry,  which 
prepares  young  men  and 
women  ages  17  through  22  to 
live  on  their  own,  is  aptly 
designated  the  Transition  to 
Independence  Program  (TIP). 

TIP  deals  not  only  with  the 
practical  side  of  independent 
living — the  skills  of  handling 
money,  shopping,  and  man- 
aging an  apartment — but  also 
with  the  personal  fulfillment 
aspect— the  sorting  out  of 
career  objectives  and  personal 
aspirations.  The  success  of 
the  program  is  contingent 
upon  its  instilling  a  sense  of 
independence  in  the  young 
adults,  and  so  they  are  en- 
couraged to  make  their  own 
decisions,  to  be  open  to  new 
areas  of  life-enriching  expe- 
riences, and,  m  general,  to 
broaden  their  horizons. 

While  the  participant  is 
completing  his  or  her  final 
year  in  high  school,  attending 
a  local  community  college,  or 
looking  for  a  first  job,  he  or  she 
lives  in  the  Transition  House, 
an  attractive  facility  located  on 
the  campus  of  the  Lynchburg 
Children's  Home.  The  apart- 
ment living  phase  (which  pro- 
vides an  invaluable  opportun- 
ity for  the  participant  to  expe- 
rience independent  living  first- 
hand) follows  the  successful 
completion  of  the  residential 
independent  living  phase.  After- 
care services  continue  indefi- 
nitely. For  students  who  qual- 
ify for  college  or  vocational 
training,  TIP  furnishes  finan- 
cial assistance  through  its  Ad- 
vanced Education  Program. 

Twenty-four  months  have 
elapsed  since  TIP  was  officially 


Monica  Hansbrough 

initiated,  and,  according  to  its 
director,  Brian  Runk,  the  pro- 
gram is  "not  only  on  schedule, 
but  beyond  target."  Said  Runk: 
"We  have  had  enough  time  to 
determine  that  the  program 
really  works.  We  have  found 
that  our  young  people  learn  to 
stop  seeing  themselves  as  chil- 
dren and  start  seeing  them- 
selves as  adults,  capable  of 
experiencing  success." 

TIP  has  matured  to  become 
truly  multifaceted,  and  there 
are  plans  to  expand  it  still 
further.  One  of  a  handful  of 
programs  of  its  type  in  Vir- 
ginia, it  is  rapidly  becoming 
a  model,  and  it  is  attracting 
the  support  of  businesses, 
foundations,  and  individuals. 

In  June  three  TIP  partici- 
pants received  high  school 
diplomas.  They  were  Monica 
Hansbrough,  Larry  Lee,  and 
Antwoine  Pennix. 

Monica  graduated  from  E. 
C.  Glass  High  School  and  has 
gone  home  to  Woodstock,  Va., 
where  she  will  attend  a  local 
community  college.  A  hard 
worker  who  is  determined  to 
make  her  goals,  this  17-year- 
old  was  employed  in  the  after- 
noons at  the  Metamorphosis 


TIP  FACTS 
1989 

•  107  persons  served 
through  all  three  compo- 
nents of  TIP. 

•  15  young  adults  served 
through  the  Residential 
Independent  Living  com- 
ponent. 

•  5  young  adults  served 
through  the  Advanced 
Education  Program. 

•  84  former  residents 
served  through  the  After- 
care Program  component. 

•  3  young  adults  served 
through  the  Apartment 
Phase  component. 

•  7  former  TIP  participants 
now  in  their  own  apart- 
ments and  maintaining 
steady  employment. 


Antwoine  Pennix 

Health  Center  in  Lynchburg. 

Larry  graduated  from  Brook- 
ville  High  School,  and,  while 
he  is  considering  a  number  of 
options  for  his  future,  he  is 
continuing  to  live  in  the  Tran- 
sition House.  This  energetic 
and  dependable  18-year-old 
worked  part  time  at  a  Winn 
Dixie  before  graduation,  and 
he  is  still  employed  there. 

It  will  be  Chowan  College  in 
the  fall  for  Antwoine,  17,  a 
graduate  of  E.  C.  Glass  High 
School.  Friendly  and  enthusi- 
astic, Antwoine  was  active  in 
high  school  activities.  He  was  a 
member  of  two  musical  groups 
and  also  played  football. 

Although  the  most  visible 
activities  of  TIP  are  those 
associated  with  the  young 
adults  in  the  Transition  House, 
TIP  also  has  another  impor- 
tant function— the  provision  of 
aftercare  services  for  up  to  six 
months  to  every  child  who 
leaves  the  Lynchburg  Chil- 
dren's Home  to  live  with  par- 
ents, with  relatives,  or  in  a  fos- 
ter home.  For  young  children, 
particularly,  these  aftercare 
services  are  very  necessary.  A 
new  living  situation  may  not 
work  out  well  for  the  young- 
ster, already  made  vulnerable 
by  the  upheavals  in  his  or  her 
short  life.  Aftercare  then  be- 
comes the  child's  invaluable 
ally. 

Commented  Runk:  "When  we 
added  up  all  the  people  served 
in  1989  alone  through  all  three 
components  of  TIP,  the  number 
came  to  107.  We  were  happy 
that  we  had  been  able  to  min- 
ister to  so  many."  The  three 
components  are  the  Residen- 
tial Independent  Living  com- 
ponent, the  Apartment  Phase 
component,  and  the  Aftercare 
Program. 

For  the  young  people  served 
by  TIP-both  the  "forgotten" 
young  adults  and  the  chil- 
dren—the importance  of  the 
program  will  be  spelled  out 
through  the  years  in  many  pos- 
itive ways.  One  of  the  greatest 
benefits,  however,  will  have 
been  the  experience  of  a  bol- 
stering, encouraging,  and  car- 
ing TIP  "family." 


Our  Evolving  Ministry 


A  major  characteristic  of 
the  ministry  of  Presbyteri- 
an Home  &  Family  Ser- 
vices, Inc.  is  its  evolving 
nature.  We  establish  pro- 
grams to  meet  new  needs 
created  by  changing  times, 
and  we  continue  to  improve 
and  expand  these  programs. 

We  began  87  years  ago  as 
a  ministry  to  destitute  and 
parentless  children,  and, 
since  that  time,  over  5,000 
children  have  been  served. 
Today  our  Lynchburg  Chil- 
dren's Home,  in  step  with  an 
era  that  sees  few  children 
without  parents  but  many 
with  dysfunctional  families, 
serves  boys  and  girls  ages 
five  through  17  whose  par- 
ents, for  a  variety  of  reasons, 
are  unable  to  assume  respon- 
sibility for  their  care. 

In  the  late  '60s  it  became 
clear  to  us  that  the  mentally 
and  developmentally  disabled 
badly  needed  our  services. 
Without  special  training, 
these  people  are  destined  to 
live  cloistered  and  unpro- 
ductive lives  but  with  the 
right  preparation,  they  can 
become  functioning  members 
of  society.  In  1967  we  made  a 
major  decision  to  expand  our 
ministry  by  opening  the  Zuni 
Training  Center  at  Zuni, 
Va.,  which  offers  a  residen- 
tial, vocational  training  pro- 
gram. Through  this  minis- 
try, the  quality  of  life  for 
close  to  400  individuals  has 
been  improved. 

In  the  latter  part  of  the 
'80s,  in  the  course  of  focusing 
on  the  transition  needs  of  the 
older  teens  at  our  Lynchburg 
Children's  Home,  we  were 
struck  by  the  fact  that  young 
people  in  this  age  group  who 
had  been  living  in  a  chil- 
dren's home  or  in  another 
non-family  situation  had  been 


largely 
neglected 
when  it 
came  to 
preparation 
for  a  self- 
sufficient 
adulthood. 
So  two  years 
ago  this 
month  we 
began  our 


E.  Peter 
Geitner 


Transition  to  Independence  Pro- 
gram (TIP)  for  young  men  and 
women  ages  17  through  22. 

We  have  subsequently  ex- 
panded our  overall  ministry 
to  include  an  emergency  shel- 
ter for  abused  and  neglected 
children  ages  two  through 
12— this  is  our  Genesis  House 
ministry— and  recently  we 
took  a  significant  step  toward 
beginning  yet  another  minis- 
try—a Group  Home  minis- 
try—by purchasing  land  for  a 
facility  in  Fredericksburg, 
Va.  The  Group  Home  in  the 
Fredericksburg  area  will  be 
one  of  a  number  of  such 
homes  to  be  established 
throughout  the  Common- 
wealth of  Virginia.  These 
will  be  facilities  in  which 
mentally  retarded  persons 
who  have  been  trained  in 
community  living  and  job 
skills  can  have  a  home  for  the 
rest  of  their  lives. 

On  certain  occasions  we 
are  especially  reminded  of 
the  importance  of  a  ministry 
that  expands.  One  of  these 
occasions  was  the  recent  high 
school  graduation  of  three  of 
our  TIP  participants.  We  are 
very  proud  of  these  young 
people,  and  their  academic 
success  reinforced  our  long- 
held  conviction  that  our  min- 
istry must  remain  a  continu- 
ally evolving  one. 
E.  Peter  Geitner 
President 


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General  Assembly 
endorses  Brief 
Statement  of  Faith 


The  Presbyterian  News,  July  1990,  "&<^  eiii 


By  THEO  GILL 
PCUSA  News  Service 

SALT  LAKE  CITY— "A  Brief 
Statement  of  Faith  -  Pres- 
byterian Church  (U.SA.)"  was 
eagerly  endorsed  by  the  202nd 
General  Assembly,  seven 
years  after  the  reunion  of  the 
southern  and  northern 
branches  of  American  Pres- 
byterianism. 

In  announcing  approval  of 
the  text  by  a  vote  of  499  in 
favor,  25  against,  and  three 
abstaining,  Moderator  Price 
H.  Gwynn  commented,  "With 
this  action,  the  Brief  State- 
ment of  Faith  takes  another 
step  on  its  long  journey." 

During  the  next  year,  the 
80-line  statement  will  be  con- 
sidered by  the  171  pres- 
byteries of  the  Presbyterian 
Church  (U.SA.).  If  two-thirds 
of  the  presbyteries  approve  the 
document,  the  203rd  General 
Assembly,  meeting  in  June 
1991,  will  vote  to  ratify  the 
decision  to  add  A  Brief  State- 
ment of  Faith  to  the 
denomination's  Book  of  Con- 
fessions, the  first  volume  of  the 
church's  constitution. 

According  to  a  preface 
which  accompanies  the  state- 
ment, the  document  is  "a  con- 
fession that  seeks  to  be  both 
catholic  and  Reformed. ..a 
trinitarian  confession  in  which 
the  grace  of  Jesus  Christ  has 
first  place  as  the  foundation  of 
our  knowledge  of  God's 
sovereign  love  and  our  life 
together  in  the  Holy  Spirit."  It 
is  also  a  personal  commitment 
to  faith,  beginning  with  the 
words,  "In  life  and  in  death  we 
belong  to  Grod." 

The  preface  notes  that 
"From  the  first,  the  Reformed 
churches  have  insisted  that 
the  renewal  of  the  church  must 
become  visible  in  the  transfor- 
mations of  human  lives  and 
societies." 

The  statement  expresses 
concern  over  threats  to  the 
ecology  and  over  "idolatries  in 
church  and  culture,"  as  well  as 


concern  over  individual  sin. 
The  statement  also  states 
clearly  that  the  Spirit  "calls 
women  and  men  to  all  mini- 
stries of  the  church." 

Action  to  refer  the  Brief 
Statement  to  presbyteries 
came  on  the  motion  of  Edith 
Benzinger,  moderator  of  the 
Assembly  Committee  on  A 
Brief  Statement  of  Faith.  She 
described  the  process  of  her 
committee's  open  hearings 
and  discussions.  "We  met  and 
spent  some  eight  to  10  hours 
taking  the  Brief  Statement 
apart,"  she  said.  "We  reviewed 
the  statement  as  a  whole,  we 
took  it  part  by  part,  line  by 
line,  and  sometimes  word  by 
word.  We  were  aided  in  our 
understanding  by  the  mem- 
bers of  the  Special  Committee 
to  Prepare  a  Brief  Statement 
of  the  Reformed  Faith,  which 
has  been  working  for  six  years, 
and  by  the  Special  Committee 
of  Fifteen  which  has  been 
reviewing  the  statement  over 
the  past  year."  Although  many 
suggestions  for  amendment 
were  made  before  the  assemb- 
ly committee,  Benzinger 
reported,  "Ultimately,  not  a 
single  amendment  carried  in 
the  committee." 

On  the  floor  of  the  assemb- 
ly, two  one-word  amendments 
were  offered  and  rejected 
before  the  body  moved  to  cut 
off  debate. 

The  mood  of  the  assembly 
seemed  to  be  reflected  by  the 
Rev.  M.  Douglas  Harper  of 
New  Covenant  Presbytery 
who  asked  commissioners  not 
to  amend  the  text  in  the  plen- 
ary session.  "There  is  a  basic 
human  urge  to  edit  other 
people's  material,"  he  said.  "I 
urge  you  to  resist  it." 

After  the  initial  vote  to  ap- 
prove the  text  of  the  Brief 
Statement,  action  to  forward  it 
to  the  presbyteries  carried  by 
a  97  percent  majority  as  the 
General  Assembly  approved 
the  motion  with  490  in  favor, 
13  opposed,  and  three  abstain- 
ing. 


General  Assembly  Moderator  Price  Henderson  Gwynn  III  holds  the  mortgage  to  the 
Louisville  PCUSA  headquarters  while  outgoing  GA  Council  Chair  Lewis  Bledsoe  lights 
the  document.  The  ritual  marking  the  end  of  payments  on  the  structure  came  during 
the  recent  General  Assembly  meeting  in  Salt  Lake  City,  Utah.  Both  men  are  from 
Charlotte,  N.C. 

Pension  plans  will  not  split 


By  MARJ  CARPENTER 
PCUSA  News  Service 

SALT  LAKE  CITY— The 
General  Assembly  over- 
whelmingly supported  its  Pen- 
sions and  Benefits  Committee 
and  recommended  that  the 
health  care  provisions  and 
pensions  plans  not  be  divided. 
This  was  won  on  a  75  percent 
vote  without  debate. 

The  assembly  further  voted 
by  93  percent  to  disapprove  a 
recommendation  regarding 
decreasing  pensions  dues  and 
increasing  health  care  dues  for 
one  year  to  eliminate  the 
deficit. 

In  another  95  percent  vote, 
the  assembly  approved  as 
amended,  "That  the  Book  of 
Order  and  the  provisions  of  the 
major  medical  health  care 
plan  should  mandate  health 
care  coverage  for  clergy  serv- 
ing local  churches,  with  auto- 


matic coverage  for  their 
spouses  and  defined  depend- 
ents." 

It  further  stated,  "That  the 
Board  of  Pensions  and  the  Ad- 
visory Committee  on  the  Con- 
stitution be  requested  and 
directed  to  prepare,  propose 
and  submit  to  the  203rd 
General  Assembly  (1991)  any 
amendments  to  the  Book  of 
Order  which  may  be  neces- 
sary." 

Also  approved  by  a  97  per- 
cent vote  was  a  recommenda- 
tion regarding  inclusion  op- 
tions. It  disapproved  flat  rate 
premiums,  by  an  overwhelm- 
ing 92  percent. 

The  commissioners  either 
disapproved  or  took  no  action 
on  most  of  the  rest  of  the 
original  recommendations  of 
the  Pension  Study  Task  Force. 

However,  there  was  a  close 
vote  on  a  minority  report  on 
the  recommendation  to  disap- 


Special  interest  groups  lose  official  status 


By  JERRY  VAN  MARTER 
PCUSA  News  Service 

SALT  LAKE  CITY— By  an 
overwhelming  vote  of 422-1 04, 
the  202nd  General  Assembly 
voted  to  eliminate  Chapter  IX 
provisions  governing  special 
interest  organizations  from 
the  Book  of  Order  of  the  Pres- 
byterian Church  (U.S.A.). 

The  recommendation  now 
goes  to  the  denomination's 
presbyteries  for  their  affirm- 
ative or  negative  votes  in  the 
coming  year. 

Twenty-two  organizations 
currently  relate  to  the  church 
through  Chapter  IX.  They  in- 
clude some  of  the  most  con- 
troversial groups  in  the  Pres- 
byterian Church  such  as  Pres- 
byterians for  Lesbian  and  Gay 
Concerns,  the  Presbyterian 
Lay  Committee,  and  Pres- 
b3^erians  Pro-Life. 

Current  Chapter  IX 
guidelines  include  procedures 


for  groups  to  report  their  ac- 
tivities annually  to  the 
General  Assembly. 

Conforming  groups  receive 
certain  privileges,  including 
special  seats  on  the  floor  of  the 
assembly  and  display  space  in 
the  assembly  exhibit  hall. 

Those  arrangements  have 
been  interpreted  by  many  in 
the  church  as  implying  some 
kind  of  official  status,  even 
though  Chapter  IX  states, 
"These  special  organiza- 
tions...are  not  official  agencies 
of  the  Presbyterian  Church. 
They  alone  bear  responsibility 
for  their  views  and  actions." 

After  more  than  two  days  of 
hearings  and  debate,  the 
Assembly  Committee  on  Wor- 
ship and  Diversity  concluded 
that  the  only  way  to  clear  up 
the  confusion  is  to  eliminate 
the  provision. 

To  complaints  that  the 
committee's  recommendation 
would  do  away  with  dissenting 


groups  in  the  church.  Commit- 
tee Chair  Robert  Butcher  of 
Maumee  Valley  Presbytery, 
responded  "We  hope  not  that 
these  groups  will  go  away,  but 
that  the  church  will  find  a  bet- 
ter way  to  relate  to  them  more 
constructively." 

The  committee's  recom- 
mendation that  Overture  90- 
33  from  Eastern  Virginia 
Presbytery  to  delete  Chapter 
IX  be  approved  included  a 
paragraph  that  asserted  "The 
committee  is  not  stating  to  the 
membership  of  current  Chap- 
ter IX  organizations  that  their 
very  important  voices  as 
brothers  and  sisters  in  the 
PCUSA  are  denied  or  un- 
heard." 

Several  members  of  the 
committee  filed  a  minority 
report. 

Speaking  for  them,  Nancy 
Rodman  of  Monmouth  Pres- 
bytery said,  "Eliminating 
Chapter  IX  is  making  a  nega- 


tive statement  that  we  do  not 
welcome  dissent  in  the  church, 
that  by  eliminating  this  means 
of  accountability  we  are  allow- 
ing them  to  act  detrimentally 
if  they  wish." 

Majority  members  of  the 
committee  echoed  their  chair. 
The  Rev.  James  Stayton  of 
New  Harmony  Presbytery 
said,  "These  organizations  ex- 
isted before  Chapter  IX  and 
they  will  continue  to  exist. 
Status  and  control  is  an  il- 
lusion that  needs  to  dissolve." 

Marianne  Evans  of  Tampa 
Bay  Presbytery  said,  "Let  us 
embrace  diversity,  let  us  be 
open,  but  this  is  not  the  way." 

Former  Assembly  Moder- 
ator C.  Kenneth  Hall  said,  "No 
matter  how  much  we  try  to 
explain  Chapter  IX,  people  out 
in  the  church  believe  these  or- 
ganizations have  status,  and 
that  misunderstanding  hurts 
us." 


prove  advance  approval  by  the 
General  Assembly  of  any  plan 
changes,  or  change  of  rates  in 
medical  care.  The  minority 
report  lost  but  gained  46  per- 
cent of  the  vote. 

Committee  members  won 
the  issue,  explaining  it  would 
be  impossible  to  run  an  in- 
surance program  and  wait  a 
year  or  a  year  and  a  half  for 
permission  to  make  changes. 

The  assembly  did  approve 
reaffirming  and  renewing  a 
previously  expressed  support 
of  the  principle  that  there 
should  be  a  national  policy 
leading  to  a  comprehensive 
system  of  adequate  health 
care  accessible  to  all  elements 
of  the  population,  whether  by 
the  government  administered 
plan,  mandated  employer 
plans  or  some  combination  of 
the  two. 

Approval  was  given  to  a 
recommendation  concerning 
mental  health  and  psychiatric 
benefits,  which  was  amended 
to  request  the  Board  of  Pen- 
sions to  consider  separating 
under  mental  health  care 
benefits  psychiatric  disorders 
and  counseling  for  daily  living. 
The  amendment  requests  that 
psychiatric  disorders  be  ad- 
dressed as  needing  medical 
care.  This  was  approved  to  be 
taken  under  advisement  by 
the  board  and  brought  back  to 
the  next  assembly. 

The  assembly  followed  the 
recommendations  to  disap- 
prove a  recommendation  that 
employee  levels  of  the 
denomination  be  requested 
not  to  provide  supplemental  or 
wraparound  health  care 
benefits. 


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Union  Theological  Seminary 

^  IN  VIRGINIA      .ojgc.  ^ 


Marty  Torkington,  Editor 


July  1990 


Luther  D.  Ivory  to  Join 
Seminary  Faculty 


Luther  D.  Ivory  has  been 
appointed  to  the  faculty  of 
Union  Theological  Seminary  in 
Virginia  for  1991 .  He  will  teach 
in  the  area  of  theology  and 
social  ethics. 


Luther D. Ivory 


In  1987  Ivory  received  the 
Doctor  of  Ministry  degree  from 
Union  Seminary,  where  he 
served  as  student  body 
president,  spent  an  intern  year 
at  Garden  Memorial 
Presbyterian  Church  in 
Washington,  D.C.,  and 
received  a  fellowship  grant  for 
graduate  study. 

Ivory  continued  his 
graduate  work  at  the  Candler 
School  of  Theology  at  Emory 
University  in  Atlanta,  Ga., 
where  he  was  awarded  the 
Woodruff  Fellowship  for  four 
years  of  study.  As  a  Martin 
Luther  King,  Jr.,  Fellow,  he 
helped  to  design  and  teach  a 
course  with  Professor  Noel 
Erskine  and  worked  on  the 
Martin  Luther  King,  jr..  Papers 


with  Dr.  Ralph  Luker.  He  has 
served  also  as  teaching  assis- 
tant of  systematic  theology  at 
Emory  University. 

After  completion  of  his 
dissertation  at  Emory,  Ivory 
will  join  the  Union  Semi- 
nary faculty  for  the  1991- 
92  academic  year. 

Born  in  Memphis, 
Tenn.,  Ivory  earned  a 
Bachelor  of  Science 
degree  from  the  Univer- 
sity of  Tennessee  in  Knox- 
ville  and  a  Master  of  Arts 
degree  in  operations 
management  and  social 
work  from  the  University 
of  Tennessee  at  Martin. 

For  six  years  Ivory 
served  in  the  United 
States  Navy.  During  that 
time,  he  attended  the 
Naval  School  of  Medicine 
and  Health  Sciences.  He 
was  commissioned  in  1978  and 
served  as  line  officer  on  the 
staff  of  a  naval  destroyer 
squadron  in  Newport,  R.I.  For 
several  years  he  studied 
human  resources  and  manage- 
ment and  leadership  manage- 
ment education  and  training, 
and  taught  these  subjects  in 
Tennessee.  He  resigned  his 
commission  in  1983  as 
lieutenant  in  the  U.S.  Navy  to 
enter  theological  training  at 
Union  Seminary. 

Ivory  is  an  ordained  mini- 
ster of  the  Presbyterian  Church 
(U.S.A.)  and  a  member  of 
Memphis  Presbytery.  He  is 
married  to  the  former  Carole 
Brown  of  Memphis  and  they 
have  two  children,  Donne  and 
Candice.  □ 


The  Second  Degree 

A  growing  number  of  Union  Theological  Seminary  graduates  are  working  toward  two  degrees,  a  master's 
degree  in  Christian  education  from  the  Presbyterian  School  of  Christian  Education  and  a  Master  of  Divinity 
from  UTS.  Stephen  T.  Emick  ofScranton,  Penn.,  rejoices  with  friends  from  both  schools. 

Promotion  and  Tenure  Given  to  Union 
Faculty  Members 


Four  members  of  the  faculty 
at  Union  Theological  Seminary 
in  Virginia  have  been 
approved  for  promotion  at  a 
recent  meeting  of  the 
seminary's  Board  of  Trustees. 

Dr.  Douglas  F.  Ottati  was 
named  professor  of  theology. 
Dr.  Richard  R.  Osmer  was 
named  associate  professor  of 
Christian  education,  with 
tenure.   Dr.    Rebecca  H. 


Weaver,  associate  professor  of 
church  history,  was  granted 
tenure. 

Dr.  Kurtis  C.  Hess,  profes- 
sor of  supervised  ministries 
and  director  of  field  education 
and  placement,  was  appointed 
to  another  five-year  term. 

Union  Theological  Semi- 
nary in  Virginia  has  24  full- 
time  professors  and  four 
adjunct  or  visiting  professors 


who  teach  in  the  seminary's 
two  theological  and  two 
academic  degree  programs. 
These  professors  serve  the 
church  by  preparing  an 
interdenominational  and 
cross-cultural  student  body  of 
approximately  200  men  and 
women  for  lives  of  Christian 
service.  □ 


One  for  the  Album 

Robert  Tolar,  Jr.  (on  the  left)  tries  to  capture  a  happy  graduation  mood  on  film.  With  just  one  more  course 
to  go,  he  expects  to  finish  his  degree  requirements  in  December  and  join  his  friends  Robert  Hinman,  Michael 
janes,  and  Glenn  Hink  as  they  set  out  from  seminary  to  practice  ministry. 


Awards  Announced  at 
Commencement  Exerises 


Sixty  men  and  women 
received  diplomas  at  Union 
Seminary's  178th  commence- 
ment exercises  on  May  28. 
Among  them  were  graduates 
from  the  synod's  presbyteries 
who  had  received  awards  or 
fellowships  during  their 
seminary  career. 

Jeffrey  W.  Jones  of 
Farmville,  Va.,  received  the 
James  and  Elizabeth  Appleby 
Book  Award,  which  provides 
books  for  outstandings 
students  entering  the 
pastorate.  Gray  V.  Chandler  of 
Richmond  and  Patrick  Ed  ward 
Carlton  of  Warm  Springs,  Va., 
received  the  Campbell 
Memorial  Grant  to  defray 
expenses  in  their  final  year  of 
seminary  study.  Jean  H. 
Cooley  of  Richmond  received 
the  E.  T.  George  Award  for 
excellence    in  homiletics. 


worship,  and  public  speaking, 
as  well  as  the  W.  Taliaferro 
Thompson  Scholarship  given 
for  promise  in  ministry.  Mary 
Catherine  Miller  of 
Alexandria,  Va.,  received  the 
First  Church,  Hammond, 
Louisiana  Award  for  Preach- 
ing and  Worship.  Charles  N. 
Bowdler,  Richmond,  received 
the  Patrick  D.  Miller  Award  for 
Excellence  in  the  Study  of 
Scripture  as  well  as  the  W. 
Taliaferro  Thompson  Scholar- 
ship. Other  recipients  were 
Katharina  Kopplin  Brandt, 
Farmville,  Va.,  Michael  B. 
Compton,  Arlington,  Va.,  W. 
Carter  Lester,  Jr.,  Richmond, 
and  Philip  Edward 
Thompson,  Newton,  N.C.  □ 


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Bible  Study— Lesson  12,  August  1990 

The  Letter  of  Jude 

To  Keep  You  from  Falling 


By  MARY  BONEY  SHEATS 

The  Letter  of  Jude,  like  II  Peter,  speaks  to  the 
crucial  importance  of  making  sure  that 
teachers  in  the  church  (and,  indeed,  all  mem- 
bers) are  true  witnesses  to  the  gospel. 

Change  of  Plans 

This  letter,  which  vies  with  Obadiah  in  being 
the  shortest  book  in  the  Bible,  was  first  in- 
tended, its  author  says,  as  an  epistle  to  his 
friends  about  "the  salvation  we  share"  (vs.  3, 
NRSV).  But  its  purpose  had  to  be  changed 
because  of  the  infiltration  of  "ungodly  persons 
who  pervert  the  grace  of  our  God  into  licen- 
tiousness and  deny  our  only  Master  and  Lord, 
Jesus  Christ"  (v.4).  The  danger  of  falling  from 
what  God  intended  his  people  to  be  was  acute, 
so  all  plans  for  a  warm,  supportive,  and  joyous 
message  had  to  be  abandoned. 

By  Whom? 

Who  is  the  author  of  this  book?  He  identifies 
himself  by  the  name  of  Jude,  then  gives  two 
other  hints.  First,  he  is  a  servant — literally  a 
slave — of  Jesus  Christ.  He  is  at  Christ's  com- 
mand and  does  his  bidding.  Then,  he  is  a 
"brother  of  James."  Which  James?  The  fact  that 
the  writer  does  not  give  any  further  explana- 
tion implies  that  this  "James"  was  so  well 
known  that  he  did  not  need  additional  iden- 
tification. We  can  eliminate  James,  the  son  of 
Zebedee,  since  that  James  was  killed  by  Herod 
Agrippa  I  early  on  (Acts  12:2).  According  to  the 
record  in  Acts,  another  James,  a  brother  of 
Jesus,  took  over  the  leadership  of  the 
Jerusalem  church  after  Peter  left,  and  he 
presided  over  the  Jerusalem  council  described 
in  Acts  15.  If  Jude  is  the  brother  of  this  James, 
then  he  is  also  a  brother  of  Jesus  (see  Gal.  1 :19). 
However  neither  Jude  nor  James  is  reported  to 
have  taken  advantage  of  this  relationship. 

To  Whom? 

The  recipients  of  the  letter  are  a  definite 
group  of  Christians  in  a  situation  Jude  knows 
well.  He  identifies  them  in  three  ways  (vs.l ): 

1 .  They  are  called.  God  has  taken  the  initia- 
tive with  them  and  they  have  responded. 

2.  They  are  beloved  in  (or  by)  God  the 
Father.  Once  God  offers  love,  it  is  never  taken 
away. 

3.  They  are  "kept  safe  (NRSV)  in  (or  by) 
Jesus  Christ."  God  does  not  want  these  chosen 
ones  to  fall. 

The  blessing  Jude  extends  to  his  readers 
comes  in  typical  New  Testament  terms:  "mercy, 
peace,  and  love"  (vs.  2).  The  close  bond  he  feels 
with  those  who  will  receive  his  letter  is  evident 
from  beginning  to  end. 

A  Serious  Situation 

But  that  does  not  mean  that  the  author  pulls 
his  punches.  The  Christian  fellowship  is  in 
trouble,  deep  trouble,  and  the  situation  is  so 
serious  that  the  very  nature  of  the  church  is 
being  threatened.  As  in  the  two  letters  at- 
tributed to  Peter,  gnostics  have  gained  power 
in  the  church,  and  have  "pervert[ed]  the  grace 
of  our  God  into  licentiousness"  (vs.  4). 

Jude  then  turns  to  scripture  for  illustrations 
of  the  devastating  effect  of  immorality  that 
results  from  bad  theology.  Examples  of  the 
punishment  of  the  Israelites  in  the  wilderness, 
of  the  angels  who  rebelled  in  heaven,  and  of  the 
inhabitants  of  Sodom  and  Gomorrah,  are  cited 
as  threats  to  those  who  think  and  act  immoral- 
ly. The  actions  of  Cain  (Gen.  4),  of  Balaam 
(Numbers  22),  and  of  Korah  (Numbers  16)  are 
further  witnesses  to  the  fate  of  those  whose  sin 
is  that  of  covetousness  and  questioning 
authority. 

The  author  cites  "reviling"  as  a  particularly 
dangerous  practice  of  the  false  teachers,  and  he 
reminds  his  readers  that  even  when  the  arch- 
angel Michael  was  having  his  dispute  with  the 
devil  over  the  body  of  Moses,  he  refrained  from 
reviling  his  satanic  majesty  (vs.  9). 

The  Effect  of  Heresy 

The  heretics  who  have  crept  into  the  church 
have  made  a  travesty  of  such  sacred  Christian 
ceremonies  as  the  love  feasts  (I  Cor.  11:23-32). 
Jude  waxes  eloquent  as  he  finds  analogies  in 
nature  that  describe  their  selfishness  and 


stupidity.  They  promise  what  they  cannot 
produce:  they  are  "waterless  clouds,"  "fruitless 
trees,"  "wild  waves,"  "wandering  stars,"  (vss. 
1 2-1 3)  and  their  fate  will  be  a  permanent  falling 
into  "the  nether  gloom  of  darkness." 

There  had  been  warnings  to  God's  People 
that  such  heretics  would  appear.  Jude  cites  in 
vs.  14  the  pseudepigraphical  book  of  I  Enoch 
and  the  "prediction  of  the  apostles"  (vs.  17)  as 
he  uses  the  word  "ungodly"  four  times  in  one 
verse  (15).  Specifically,  these  heretics  are 
"grumblers  and  malcontents;  they  indulge  in 
their  own  lusts;  they  are  bombastic  in  speech, 
flattering  people  to  their  own  advantage"  (vs. 
16,  NRSV). 

Reacting  to  Wrong  Beliefs 

In  summary,  these  divisive  heretics  are  seen 
to  be  "worldly  people,  devoid  of  the  Spirit"  (vs. 
19).  They  will  not  be  a  healing,  nurturing  in- 
fluence in  the  church.  What  Jude  is  counting  on 
from  those  to  whom  he  is  writing  is  a 
strengthening  of  their  faith  and  a  deepening  of 
their  prayer  life  in  the  Holy  Spirit  (vs.  20). 
Thus,  he  promises,  they  will  keep  themselves 
in  the  love  of  God  (vs.  21). 

In  addition  to  these  responsibilities  there  are 
two  other  obligations: 

1.  They  are  to  wait  expectantly  for  the 
parousia:  The  mercy  of  our  Lord  Jesus  Christ 
unto  eternal  life"  (vs.  21 ),  and 

2.  they  are  to  counteract  the  influence  of  the 
"errorists"  by  using  their  persuasive  influence 
on  those  who  are  about  to  be  corrupted.  These 
duties  anticipate  the  benediction  that  follows, 
with  its  plea  for  not  falling. 

God's  Blessing 

The  splendid  benediction  with  which  the  let- 
ter of  Jude  concludes  (vss.  24-25)  has  been  a 
treasured  part  of  church  liturgy  through  the 
ages.  It  is  a  strong  affirmation  of  what  God — 
and  God  alone,  in  Jesus  Christ — can  do. 

It  does  not  need  exegesis  or  exposition.  It 
needs  only  proclamation.  Its  all-encompassing 
"before  all  time  and  now  and  forever"  (vs.  25)  is 
fitting  anticipation  of  the  Revelation  to  John 
which  follows  in  the  New  Testament  and 
presents  the  One  "who  is  and  who  was  and  who 
is  to  come."  (Rev.  1:8) 

Suggested  Activities 

1.  If  you  would  like  to  taste  the  difference 
between  the  Revised  Standard  Version  (1946- 
1952)  and  the  New  Revised  Standard  Version 
(1990)  of  the  Bible,  compare  the  text  of  Jude  in 
both  versions.  Have  one  person  read  the  new 
text  while  the  rest  follow  the  old. 

2.  Jude  is  the  only  New  Testament  writer 
who  identifies  himself  by  a  family  relationship. 
How  important  to  faith  can  ties  with  relatives 
be? 

3.  In  what  way  may  our  Presbyterian  form 
of  government  be  an  asset  in  resisting  heresy? 
What  are  the  areas  in  which  your  congregation 
might  be  in  danger  of  being  heretical? 

4.  What  methods  does  God  use  to  keep  us 
from  falling? 

New  Study  Starts  Next  Month 

Dr.  Rebecca  Weaver,  associate  professor 
of  church  history  at  Union  Theological  Semi- 
nary in  Virginia,  will  write  the  Bible  study 
series  for  the  coming  year.. 
Her  first  article,  the  study 
guide  for  September,  will 
appear  in  the  August  issue 
of  The  Presbyterian  News. 

Dr.  Weaver  has  been  on 
the  UTS  faculty  since  1983. 
Prior  to  that  she  was  a 
visiting  instructor  at  Aus- 
tin Presbyterian  Theologi- 
cal Seminary  in  Texas.  She 
^  holds  a  doctorate  from 

Southern  Methodist  University  and  a  Master's 
Degree  from  Austin  Seminary. 

The  Presbyterian  Women's  Bible  Study  for 
1990-91  is  Tongues  of  Fire:  Power  for  the 
Church  Today  by  Clarice  J.  Martin.  It  focuses 
on  the  major  themes  in  the  Acts  of  the  Apostles. 
Copies  may  be  ordered  by  calling  toll  free  the 
Horizons  Bible  Study  Distribution  Center  at 
1-800-272-5484. 


The  Presbyterian  News,  July  1990,  Page  li 

Morgan's  No  Wrinkles  looks 
at  spiritual  side  of  growing  old 


By  SHIRLEY  HUNTER  MOORE 
The  Charlotte  (N.C.)  Observer 

How  old  would  you  be,  if  you 
didn't  know  how  old  you  was? 

Dr.  Richard  Morgan,  pastor 
of  Fairview  Presbyterian 
Church  in  Lenoir,  N.C.  likes  to 
quote  that  remark  made  by 
baseball  legend  Satchel  Paige. 

It  sums  up  his  attitude  that 
aging  is  just  a  physical  process 
that  doesn't  sig- 
nal the  end  of 
life. 

That  attitude 
has  taken  the 
form  of  a  book. 

Tall,  snow- 
white-haired 
Morgan,  61,  has 
written  Wrinkles 
on  the  Soul,  now 
in  bookstores. 

An  author  of 
four  other  books,' 
he  developed  the 
idea  for  his  latest 
after  searching  stores  for 
books  on  aging. 

"I  became  aware  of  the  need 
for  a  book  that  would  help 
older  people  look  at  the  rest  of 
their  lives,"  said  Morgan. 

His  book  deals  with  subjects 
such  as  grandparenting  and 
coping  with  the  death  of  a 
spouse. 

But  unlike  other  books  writ- 
ten by  sociologists  and  geron- 
tologists,  Morgan  said,  his 
book  deals  with  the  spiritual 
elements  of  growing  old,  too. 

He  wrote  12  chapters,  com- 
piling readings  from  about  50 
people.  The  book  contains  sug- 
gested scriptures  and  how 
they  relate  to  aging,  readings 
from  contemporary  books  on 
aging  and  brief  prayers. 

Morgan  said  some  passages 
are  for  what  he  calls  the  "frail" 
elderly,  and  some  are  for  those 
who  are  well  and  active. 

Morgan  also  wrote  about 
his  personal  experiences  with 
aging. 

He  is  no  stranger  to  the 
topic. 

Morgan  is  a  former  nursing 
home  chaplain  and  is  chair- 


Dr.  Richard  Morgan 


man  of  the  Caldwell  County 
Nursing  Home  Advisory  Com- 
mittee. Morgan's  church  has 
developed  a  model  for  ministry 
to  older  adults. 

In  1988,  he  won  a  special 
award  from  the  City  of  Lenoir 
for  his  work  with  older  adults. 

Morgan  has  five  degrees,  in- 
cluding master's  degrees  in 
divinity  and  theology  from 
Union  Theological  Seminary 
in  Virginia  and 
a  master's  m 
counseling  from 
Wake  Forest 
University. 

He  said  his 
book  will  help 
older  people 
and  children  of 
older  people 
cope  spiritually 
with  aging. 

The  U.S. 
population  is 
"graying"  each 
day,  he  said, 
making  it  even  more  impor- 
tant to  provide  services  to  the 
elderly. 

"When  the  baby  boomers 
retire,  this  whole  society  is 
going  to  change,"  he  said. 
"The  church  is  graying  across 
America.  The  fastest-growing 
population  is  the  80-90  year- 
old  group." 

"I  think  we  should  affirm 
age  like  they  do  in  the  Orient, 
where  the  first  question  they 
ask  is,  'What  is  your  glorious 
age?'"  he  said. 

"I'm  concerned  with  raising 
the  consciousness  of  people.  A 
lot  of  people  think  you  become 
sick,  senile  and  sexless  when 
you  get  old." 

That's  not  true,  Morgan 
wrote  on  the  jacket  of  his  new 
book. 

"Yes,  we  grow  older,  but  age 
is  a  state  of  mind.  Our  inner 
nature  is  being  renewed  every 
day,"  he  wrote. 

As  long  as  we  keep  our 
hopes  and  dreams  alive,  as 
long  as  we  stay  involved  in  life, 
our  spirits  will  be  renewed. 
There  should  be  no  wrinkles 
on  the  soul." 


UTS  professor  co-authors 
book  about  being  alone 


When  You  Are  Alone.  By 

William  V.  Arnold  and  Mar- 
garet Anne  Fohl.  Resources  for 
Living  series.  General  Editor 
Andrew  D.  Lester.  West- 
minster/John Knox  Press. 
1990.  Paper.  120  pp.  $9.95. 

The  third  volume  in  the 
series  Resources  for  Living  is 
grounded  in  a  theological  un- 
derstanding of  human  nature 
and  illuminated  by  the  obser- 
vations of  some  of  the  helping 
sciences.  When  You  Are  Alone 
acknowledges  the  need  for 
solitude  and  the  fear  of  loneli- 
ness. 

The  book  argues  that  loneli- 
ness is  an  interpretation  of 
aloneness,  of  solitude.  The 
reader  is  invited  to  explore  the 
nature  of  aloneness  as  a 
neutral  descriptive  term. 
From  that  exploration,  the 
possibility  of  solitude  may  be 
found,  and  loneliness  can  be 
viewed  as  important  and 
necessary.  The  authors  fur- 


ther invite  the  reader  to  view 
the  necessity  of  aloneness  for 
human  growth.  This  book 
provides  a  corrective  to  the  ex- 
aggerated emphasis  on 
"togetherness." 

A  problem-and-solution 
book,  When  You  Are  Alone 
begins  with  the  pain  of  alone- 
ness and  shows  how  to  develop 
positive  experiences  out  of 
aloneness  by  offering  new 
ways  to  view  being  alone. 

William  V.  Arnold  is  a 
professor  at  Union  Theological 
Seminary  in  Virginia,  and 
Margaret  Anne  Fohl  is  as- 
sociate pastor  for  pastoral  care 
at  Bryn  Mawr  (Pa.)  Pres- 
byterian Church. 


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VresSyUry  of  Western  9{prtli  Carolina 


Shaw  is  Grier  director 


Albert  Day  Shaw,  Jr. 


The  Presbytery  of  Western 
North  Carohna  has  concurred 
in  the  motion  to  elect  the  Rev. 
Albert  Day  Shaw  Jr.  as  Camp 
Grier  director. 

This  same  action  is  being 
recommended  to  Charlotte 
and  Salem  Presbyteries,  our 
partners  in  the  camp. 

Bart  and  his  wife,  Betty, 
have  been  mainstays  at  Camp 
Grier  for  eight  years.  They 
have  three  children:  Clinton 
Wade,  Dale  Robert,  and  Elaine 
Dawn  Bailey;  and  two 
grandchildren. 

He  attended  Florida  State 
University,  is  a  graduate  of 
William  Carey  College,  has  a 
M.Div.  degree  from  Columbia 


Theological  Seminary,  and 
has  attended  McCormick 
Theological  Seminary. 

Prior  to  becoming  associate 
general  presbyter  for  outdoor 
ministries  in  the  former  Con- 
cord Presbjrtery,  Bart  served 
12  years  as  pastor  of  churches 
in  Fayetteville,  Holston,  and 
Knoxville  presbyteries. 

Most  recently  he  has  been 
serving  as  interim  associate 
general  presbyter  for  camp 
ministries. 

We  anticipate  great  camp- 
ing and  retreating  at  our 
beloved  camp. 

Camp  Grier  is  located  in 
Old  Fort.  You  may  call  Bart 
there  at  (704)  668-7793. 


Pictorial 
directory 
in  progress 

The  pictorial  directory  for  the 
Presbytery  of  Western  North 
Carolina  is  underway. 

At  the  July  21  st  meeting  of 
presbytery  at  First  Pres- 
byterian Church  in  Hender- 
sonville,  Olan  Mills  will  be 
taking  pictures  for  the  church 
professionals  who  did  not  have 
their  pictures  made  at  the 
January  meeting.  Let's  make 
this  a  most  valuable  asset  by 
full  participation. 


Coming 
Events 


July  20-29— Presbytery 
Mission  Trip  to  Mexico 

July  21 — Presbytery  of 
Western  North  Carolina  meet- 
ing at  First  Presbyterian 
Church  in  Hendersonville 

July  22^Hunger  Action 
Person  Gathering  at  Montreat 


July  22-28- 
Youth  Caravan 


-Montreat 


July  28  -  Aug.  4 — Brevard- 
Davidson  River  Church  mis- 
sion trip  to  Duvall  (FL)  Home 
for  Retarded  Children 

Aug.  2-4 — Historian's  Con- 
ference at  Trinity  University 
in  San  Antonio,  Texas 

August  11-12 — Women's 
Spiritual  Life  Retreat  at  Bon 
Clarken  in  Flat  Rock,  N.C. 

Sept.  8 — Jr.  High  Roundup 

Sept.  22 — Presbyterian 
Women  Fall  Training  Event  at 
First  Presbyterian  Church  of 
Shelby,  N.C. 

Oct.  1-2 — Presbytery  of 
Western  North  Carolina  meet- 
ing at  First  Presbyterian 
Church  of  Franklin,  N.C. 

Nov.  5-15 — Presbytery  Mis- 
sion Trip  to  Nicaragua 

Nov.  11 — Senior  High 
Getawa}'  at  Camp  Grier 


Synod  men  meet  tiiis  montli 


Men  of  the  Synod  of  the  Mid- 
Atlantic  will  gather  July  1 3-1 5 
at  Eagle  Eyrie  Assembly.  The 
theme  for  this  conference  will 
be  "Reaffirming  our  Heritage: 
Presbyterian  Men  Returning 
to  Their  Roots." 


The  leaders  will  be  Dr.  T. 
Hartley  Hall,  president  of 
Union  Theological  Seminary 
in  Richmond,  Va.  and  Dr.  Wil- 
liam Van  Arnold,  Marthina 
DeFriece  Professor  of  Pastoral 
Counseling. 


Church  officers  gather 
for  weekend  at  l\/lontreat 


As  this  is  being  sent  to  press, 
church  officers  from  across  the 
Presbjrtery  of  Western  North 
Carolina  are  gathering  at 
Montreat  for  an  exciting 
weekend. 

The  Rev.  Joan  Salmon- 
Campbell,  moderator  of  the 
201st  General  Assembly,  will 
be  the  keynote  speaker  on 
Friday  evening  and  preacher 
for  the  Sunday  morning  wor- 
ship. 

Dr.  Al  Winn,  moderator  of 
the  1979  General  Assembly  of 
the  Presbyterian  Church 
(U.S.),  theologian,  pastor, 


seminary  president,  and 
teacher  will  address  the  con- 
ferees on  Spiritual  Formation 
for  Church  Leadership  (or,  "it 
helps  to  be  a  Christian  when 
you're  an  elder  or  a  deacon!"). 

Dr.  John  Kuykendall,  presi- 
dent of  Davidson  College,  will 
discuss  the  theme:  "What 
Makes  Us  Unique:  The 
Reformed  Tradition." 

From  these  exciting  leaders 
we  anticipate  a  significant  rise 
in  the  enthusiasm  level  of  our 
local  church,  cluster  and  pres- 
bytery leaders. 


Merrilee  Kaufman 

Kaufman  joins 
presbytery  staff 

Mrs.  Merrilee  Kaufman  has 
been  employed  as  administra- 
tive assistant  to  the  executive 
presbyter/stated  clerk.  She  is 
speedily  learning  how  to  keep 
the  presbyterian  machine  run- 
ning on  all  cylinders. 

Merrilee  and  her  husband 
Michael  live  in  Valdese  and  at- 
tend First  Presbyterian 
Church  of  Morganton.  Their 
daughter  is  a  student  at  the 
University  of  North  Carolina 
at  Chapel  Hill,  and  their  son 
lives  with  them  in  Valdese. 

She  and  Michael  are  active 
workers  in  hospice  and  in  a 
grief  facilitation  group  in  Mor- 
ganton. 

In  addition  to  enjoying  the 
work  of  an  administrative  as- 
sistant, she  likes  walking, 
needlework,  and  reading 
mystery  stories. 


Global 
Mission 
involves  you 

The  theme  of  the  Global  Mis- 
sions Conference  to  be  held  at 
Montreat  July  22-28  will  be 
"Witness  among  the  Nations." 

According  to  co-directors 
Harry  and  Martha  Jane  Peter- 
son "this  means  crossing  the 
boundaries  between  faith  and 
non-faith.  It  means  that  the 
U.S.A.  can  also  be  considered 
a  'mission  field'." 

Leaders  for  this  conference 
include  Dr.  Gary  Demarest, 
Dr.  Paul  Eckel,  Dr.  Dixon 
Junkin,  Mrs.  Chess  Campbell, 
Dr.  Sylvia  Babu,  the  Rev.  Sara 
Juengst,  and  the  Rev.  John 
Sharp. 

Little  Pisgah 
available 

Camp  Woodson/Little  Pisgah 
is  available  to  our  churches  on 
days  when  the  state  program 
directed  by  Elbert  Hargrave  is 
not  using  it.  Available  are  six 
rustic  cabins,  tent  camping 
areas,  a  small  lake,  and  a  typi- 
cal camp  kitchen. 

You  bring  your  own  sleep- 
ing gear,  food,  and  provide 
your  own  medical  and 
lifeguard  personnel. 

To  schedule  time  for  your 
group  at  Little  Pisgah,  Call  El- 
bert Hargrave  at  (704)  686- 
5411.  Give  him  flexible  dates, 
so  he  can  easily  work  you  into 
his  calendar. 


Lees-McRae  sparkles 


With  a  brisk  walk  and  a  broad 
smile  the  twenty-one  1990 
graduates  of  Lees-McRae  Col- 
lege now  face  the  world. 

The  administration  and 


Resource  centers  house  many  useful  materials 


Your  resource  centers  in  Gas- 
tonia  and  Asheville  house 
many  useful  resources  for  our 
ministry.  Several  are  pictured 
above,  but  there  are  many 
more.  In  addition,  now  we 
have  two  persons  staffing 
these  centers  who  are  eager 
and  able  to  help  us  apply  these 


materials  to  our  particular 
needs.  Let  us  avail  ourselves  of 
these  great  assets. 

Several  additional  pieces 
are  currently  being  developed. 
One  of  the  more  exciting  ones 
is  a  video  series  entitled  "The 
Presbyterians." 

The  first  of  this  series,  en- 


titled "The  Presbyterians, 
Part  I:  The  People,"  is  a  story 
told  by  Presbyterians  through 
their  unscripted  testimony  to 
the  importance  of  faith  in  their 
lives  and  to  the  sovereignty  of 
God  over  their  lives.  It  will  be 
available  in  September. 


faculty  are  proud  of  this,  the 
initial  graduating  class  since 
the  college  became  a  four-year 
school. 

Another  sparkle  lights  the 
sky  as  we  are  informed  that 
the  $10.5  million  Roots  and 
Wings  campaign  has  been 
oversubscribed. 

This  enables  the  school  to 
add  to  its  scholarship  fund, 
provide  professional  faculty 
and  staff  development,  con- 
struct the  student  center, 
make  needed  land  acquisi- 
tions, and  support  the  current 
budget. 

John  Thomas  and  Ty  Boyd, 
co-chairs  of  the  fund-raising 
effort,  were  presented  with 
honorary  doctorates. 

"The  Roots  and  Wings  cam- 
paign has  helped  the  college 
put  itself  on  a  more  competi- 
tive basis,  not  only  for  finan- 
cial help,  but  for  students," 
said  Vice  President  for  College 
Advancement  Bill  Farthing. 

This  summer,  as  in  the  past, 
a  week  has  been  planned  for 
persons  who  might  like  to 
spend  a  week  on  the  campus 
and  participate  in  "fun  and 
game"  activities  and  tour  the 
mountains. 

Presbyterian  Family 
Week  will  be  July  29-August 
4.  For  registration  and/or  fur- 
ther information  contact  Roy 
Krege  at  the  college. 


The  Presbyterian  News 

of  the  Synod  of  the  Mid-Atlantic 


New  Hope 
Presbytery  News 
Page 12 


August  1990 


Vol.  LVI,  Number  7 


Richmond,  Va. 


Gwynn  asks  for  help  in  keeping  churclies 


By  JERRY  L.  VAN  MARTER 
PCUSA  News  Service 

WASHINGTON,  D.C.— 
General  Assembly  Moderator 
Price  Gwynn  appealed  to  Pres- 
byterian peacemakers  for  help 
in  keeping  disgruntled  con- 
gregations from  leaving  the 
Presbyterian  Church  (U.S.A.) 
during  the  coming  year. 

"I  am  asking  your  help,  as 
one  peacemaker  to  another, 
because  I  am  getting  a  lot  of 
advice  that  is  unusable,"  said 
Gwynn,  an  elder  from  Char- 
lotte, N.C. 

He  told  the  crowd  at 


"Peacemaking  2000:  Growing 
Toward  the  Vision"  that  his 
most  difficult  moderatorial  as- 
signment is  meeting  with 
churches  contemplating 
departure  from  the  denomina- 
tion before  next  June's  expira- 
tion of  Article  1 3  of  the  plan  for 
reunion. 

That  provision  allows 
former  PCUS  churches  to 
leave  the  denomination  and 
take  their  property  with  them. 

"The  key  is  not  to  find  agree- 
ment, but  to  agree  to  disagree 
while  working  together 
toward  common  purposes," 
Gwynn  said.  He  asked  par- 


ticipants for  their  prayers  and 
for  their  "experienced  advice" 
in  resolving  conflicts  that 
threaten  the  church. 
"Peacemaking  is  not  some  ec- 
clesiastical side-show,  but  the 
activity  of  what  we  are  about 
as  Christians,"  Gwynn  said. 

The  moderator  appealed  to 
the  peacemakers  to  address 
the  problem  of  population 
growth. 

Noting  that  the  world's 
population  has  tripled  during 
his  lifetime,  Gwynn  said  it  is 
"a  lie"  to  tell  people  that  life- 
style changes,  conservation 
and  recycling  alone  can  solve 


the  world's  over-consumption 
problems. 

Gwynn  called  on  the  church 
to  take  the  lead  in  initiating 
conversations  with  world 
governments  and  organiza- 
tions and  the  Roman  Catholic 
Church  to  tackle  the  problem. 

"Only  a  diverse,  pluralistic 
church  can  pull  off  a  job  this 
impossible,  but  the  Pres- 
byterians I  know  have  never 
shied  away  from  tough  issues," 
he  said. 

Gwynn  suggested  that  the 
fall  peacemaking  conference 
at  Montreat  is  a  great  place  to 
start. 


Price  H.  Gwynn  III 


Payload  specialist  Samuel  Durrance  practices  experi- 
ment procedures  in  a  space  shuttle  mockup  at  the  Mar- 
shall Space  Flight  Center  in  Huntsville,  Ala.  (NASA 
photo) 


Patient  Presbyterian  astronomer 
ready  for  NASA  shuttle  mission 


From  Staff  Reports  and  the 
PCUSA  News  Service 

A  Presbyterian  astronomer 
from  Maryland  has  had 
several  years  to  learn  the  true 
meaning  of  patience. 

The  first  time  Samuel  Dur- 
rance, a  member  of  Haven- 
wood  Presbyterian  Church  in 
Lutherville-Timonium, 
trained  for  a  NASA  shuttle 
launch,  he  played  the  lead  in 
every  scenario  the  space  agen- 
cy could  think  to  simulate: 
power  failures,  computer 
crashes,  and  heating  dis- 
asters. But  the  one  scenario 
NASA  couldn't  anticipate  put 
Durrance's  life  on  hold  in 
January  1986:  the  explosion  of 
the  Challenger  mission  74- 
seconds  after  lift-off.  Durrance 
was  to  have  gone  up  on  the 
next  shuttle. 

Months  of  training  had 
taught  him  endurance — but 
the  delays  he  suddenly  faced 
put  that  training  to  the  test. 
Four  years  later,  he  is  still 
waiting. 

Durrance,  46,  is  a  research 
scientist  in  physics  and 
astronomy  at  the  Johns  Hop- 
kins University.  He  will  fly 
aboard  Columbia  as  payload 
specialist,  operating  the  in- 


struments of  the  Astro  Obser- 
vatory for  12-hours  each  day. 

But  as  most  everyone  who 
follows  the  shuttle  program 
knows,  it  has  been  put  on  hold 
while  technicians  worked  on  a 
series  of  nagging  problems 
with  the  spacecraft.  At 
presstime,  a  NASA  official 
said  the  Columbia  mission, 
originally  scheduled  for  May, 
would  probably  launch  in  late 
August  or  early  September. 

When  he  does  get  into 
space,  Durrance  will  be  carry- 
ing Havenwood  Church's 
American  flag  with  him. 

Durrance  received  his  doc- 
torate in  astro-geophysics 
from  the  University  of 
Colorado  in  1980,  after  doing 
undergraduate  and  graduate 
work  at  California  State 
University  in  Los  Angeles.  He 
came  to  Hopkins  in  1980  as  a 
postdoctoral  fellow. 

He  joined  the  Hopkins 
Ultraviolet  Telescope  team  in 
1982;  two  years  later,  after 
months  of  tests  by  NASA,  he 
was  selected  as  one  of  three 
payload  specialists  for  the 
Astro  mission.  Before  he 
started  training  to  become 
Hopkins'  first  astronaut,  Dur- 
rance was  responsible  for  the 
mechanical  assembly  and  opti- 


cal alignment  of  the  telescope. 

He  has  been  recognized  for 
his  joint  discovery  of  a  prob- 
able magnetic  field  surround- 
ing the  planet  Uranus.  Last 
year  Durrance  and  colleagues 
unveiled  a  new  "star  de- 
twinkler" — an  adaptive  optics 
coronagraph  for  ground-based 
astronomy  that  corrects  for 
the  distortion  of  the  atmos- 
phere. 

,  His  main  astronomical  in- 
terests are  the  origin  and 
evolution  of  planets,  both  in 
our  solar  system  and  around 
other  stars. 

For  a  would-be  astronaut, 
his  background  is  an  interest- 
ing one:  brief  careers  as  an 
actor  and  race  car  driver 
before  settling  down  to  study 
astrophysics  in  earnest.  His 
future  was  decided  one  his- 
toric night  in  1969,  as  Dur- 
rance watched  astronauts 
take  the  first  steps  on  the 
moon. 

Durrance  and  his  wife, 
Rebecca,  have  two  children, 
Benjamin,  8,  and  Susan,  5. 
They  live  in  Lutherville,  Md., 
but  these  days  the  family  tem- 
porarily has  relocated  to  Hous- 
ton, where  he  spends  most  of 
his  time  in  intensive  flight 
training. 


Synod,  Abingdon  Presbytery  to  request  GA  partnership  funds  through  1993 


The  synod's  funding  consult- 
ation adjusted  plans  for 
withdrawal  from  the  PC(USA) 
Partnership  Funds  program 
during  a  July  11  meeting  in 
Richmond. 

Two  presbyteries — Bal- 
timore and  National  Capital — 
which  have  traditionally  used 
the  funds  will  not  participate 
after  1990.  Another,  New 
3astle,  will  pull  out  after  1 991 . 

Four  other  presbyteries  will 
ase  funds  in  1991,  but  will  not 
i'equest  assistance  thereafter. 
They  are  Charlotte,  Eastern 
/irginia.  The  James,  and  The 
■•eaks. 

Abingdon  Presbytery  and 
he  synod,  however,  will  con- 
inue  to  request  aid  through 
he  program  until  Dec.  31, 
993.  Presbytery  repre- 
entatives  at  the  consultation 


agreed  that  both  need  the  ad- 
ditional help. 

Abingdon,  which  has  the 
smallest  membership  of  the  13 
presbyteries  in  the  synod,  will 
request  $50,000  annually 
through  the  synod.  This  will  be 
used  for  salary  support  for 
pastors  in  small  Appalachian 
churches,  development  of 
programs  in  this  same  region, 
and  for  shared  ministries. 

The  representatives  agreed 
that  the  synod  needs  the 
$207,055  it  will  request  an- 
nually to  help  see  it  through 
the  transitional  phase 
governed  by  the  Articles  of 
Agreement  and  the  phasing 
out  of  the  GA  partnership 
funds. 

The  Articles  of  Agreement 
require  that  the  synod  be  self 
supporting  and  not  depend 


upon  funds  from  the  General 
Assembly.  They  also  estab- 
lished a  set  of  funding  ratios 
for  some  institutions  which 
must  be  maintained  through 
December  1993.  Declining 
unified  giving  to  synod  has 
made  it  difficult  to  meet  these 
ratios  and  support  other  exist- 
ing programs. 

The  consultation  altered 
the  timeline  for  leaving  the 
partnership  program,  but  not 
the  decision  to  withdraw.  The 
schedule  proposed  last  April 
called  for  a  50  percent  reduc- 
tion in  1991  and  total 
withdrawal  by  1992. 

In  light  of  the  synod's  mis- 
sion budget  deficit  and  the  spe- 
cial needs  of  Abingdon  Pres- 
bytery, the  consultation 
amended  that  timetable. 

In  addition  to  the  $257,055 


for  synod  and  Abingdon  Pres- 
bytery, the  following  requests 
were  approved  for  1991: 

Charlotte:  $30,000  for  new 
church  development; 

The  James:  $30,000  for  aid 
to  field  requests  from  small 
churches; 

The  Peaks:  $14,287  for 


transitional  costs  and  one  his- 
toric commitment  to  Holbrook 
Street  Church;  and 

New  Castle:  $48,467  for 
staffing  ( down  by  $1 0,000  from 
1990). 

Baltimore  will  not  be  re- 
questing the  $70,000  it  has 
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Watch  out  for  life's  stopping  places 


By  RICHARD  L.  MORGAN 

I  remember  as  a  child  how  I  loved  to 
ride  the  merry-go-round  at  the 
seashore  park.  You  would  think  that 
five  rides  on  a  merry-go-round  would 
be  enough.  But  I  kept  begging  my 
parents  to  ride  again,  until  finally  I 
said,  "I  want  to  live  on  a  merry-go- 
round"  (And  there  are  times  when  I 
think  that  wish  came  true!).  But  my 
parents  wisely  persuaded  me  that  life 
moves  on,  and  the  merry-go-round 
could  not  be  a  stopping  place.  There 
were  "other  fish  to  fry." 

Peter,  James,  and  John  were  so  in- 
spired by  that  moment  on  the  Mount  of 
Transfiguration  that  they  wanted  to 
stay  there.  They  would  have  been  con- 
tent to  stop  life's  parade,  and  settle  in 
on  that  mountain.  But  Jesus  knew  that 
there  was  human  need  in  the  valley,  a 
father  with  an  epileptic  son  crying  for 
help,  and  they  couldn't  stay  with  the 
glory  when  there  was  pain  in  the  val- 
ley. 


Life  has  many  stopping  places,  and 
if  we  are  not  careful,  we  can  become 
imprisoned  by  them.  For  some,  it  may 
be  hard  to  let  go  of  the  past,  holding  on 
to  old  resentments,  or  clinging  to  old 
memories.  For  others,  it  may  be  linger- 
ing bouts  with  sickness,  or  depression. 
At  times  we  feel  trapped  by  where  we 
are,  and  think  that  life  really  is  going 
around  in  circles.  But  life  moves  on, 
and  each  new  stage  of  life  brings  its 
own  challenges  and  opportunities.  For 
me,  at  least,  life  has  been  one  constant 
involvement  in  redirections. 

The  danger  of  staying  on  the  moun- 
tain is  that  it  can  become  a  stopping 
place.  Peter  learned  this  lesson.  He 
was  a  racist,  who  believed  that  Gen- 


tiles were  beyond  God  and  beneath 
him.  Challenged  by  a  new  vision  to 
embrace  Gentiles  into  the  young 
church,  Peter  protested,  "Lord,  I  have 
never."  But  he  moved  on,  and  could 
later  say,  "...  God  shows  no  partiality, 
but  in  every  nation  anyone  who  fears 
him  and  does  what  is  right  is  accept- 
able to  him  (Acts  10:34)." 

Stopping  places  keep  us  from  grow- 
ing, whether  they  be  old  stereotypes  of 
people,  ancient  grievances,  or  worn  out 
prejudices. 

It  is  true  in  the  life  of  faith.  A  little 
girl  dozed  off  in  church  and  when  her 
mother  gently  nudged  her,  she 
whispered,  "I'm  sorry,  Mom.  I  guess  I 
went  to  sleep  too  near  the  place  I  got 
in."  So  easy  for  us  to  do  just  that — our 
faith  stopping  at  childhood  prayers, 
worn  out  cliches,  and  oft  repeated 
phrases. 

Abraham  Maslow  said  well: 

"Every  human  being  has  two  sets  of 
forces  within  him.  One  clings  to  safety, 
and  defensiveness  out  of  fear  hanging 


on  to  the  past,  afraid  to  grow,  afraid  to 
risk...  The  other  set  of  forces  impels 
him  forward  toward  wholeness  of  self, 
toward  full  functioning  of  all  his 
capacities..." 

In  the  15th  century,  the  coins  of  Por- 
tugal were  inscribed  with  the  Latin 
words,  NE  PLUS  ULTRA  (nothing 
more  beyond).  The  rim  of  their  world 
was  limited  by  what  they  knew  then. 
But,  after  the  discovery  of  the  New 
World,  the  Latin  inscription  on  the 
coins  read  PLUS  ULTRA. ..more 
beyond.  There  is  always  more  beyond  i 
life's  stopping  places.  Believe  it! 

Richard  L.  Morgan,  pastor  of  the 
Fairview  Presbyterian  Church  in 
Lenoir,  N.C.  is  enabler  for  older  adult 
ministries  in  the  Presbytery  of  North 
Carolina.  His  book  No  Wrinkles  on  i 
the  Soul  was  recently  published  by 
Upper  Room  Books,  P.O.  Box  189, 
Nashville,  TN  37202-0189.  It  is  also 
available  from  Abingdon  Press  and 
through  Cokesbury  books. 


Congregations  should  be  supportive  of  campus  ministries 


By  J.  ROBERT  KEEVER 

Interim  pastor.  University  Church, 
Chapel  Hill,  N.C. 

My  assignment  is  to  speak  of  the  invol- 
vement of  congregations  in  campus 
ministry.  My  view  is  that  the  congrega- 
tion is  one  of  the  most  vital  sources  of 
strength  for  campus  ministry.  There  is, 
however,  one  important  qualification. 
Congregations  can  be  a  strong  support 
for  campus  ministry  if  congregations — 
their  ministers  and  their  people — seek 
to  understand  contemporary  campus 
communities — their  spirit,  their  cul- 
ture and  their  life. 

Congregations  have  a  lot  to  gain  by 
fostering  close  and  intimate  relation- 
ships with  faculty,  staff  and  students. 
These  persons  have  gifts,  training, 
youthfulness  and  much  else  to  offer. 
Congregations  are  vitalized  by  the 


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presence  of  able  and  knowledgeable 
people  like  these.  But  for  this  to  hap- 
pen, congregations  need  to  nurture 
these  people. 

Congregations  and  their  ministers 
need  to  value  the  academic  process. 
They  need  to  become  familiar  with  the 
issues,  problems,  and  dilemmas  which 
academic  persons,  especially  ad- 
ministrators, face.  People  of  congrega- 
tions above  all  can  ill  afford  to  be 
judgmental  and  condemnatory. 

The  world  of  the  contemporary 
American  campus  is  highly  secular, 
even  radically  secular.  This  also  in- 
cludes many  of  our  church-related  col- 
leges. Student  culture  and  life  are  at  a 
far  remove  from  the  life-style  of  people 
in  most  congregations.  The  decade  of 
the  1960's  altered  forever  the  way  of 
being  on  university  and  college  cam- 
puses. 

If  people  in  our  present-day  con- 
gregations are  going  to  minister  effec- 
tively, they  need  to  understand  the 
dynamics  of  campus  life.  This  having 
been  done,  then  people  in  churches  will 
earn  the  trust  of  campus-related 
people — students,  faculty,  staff  and  ad- 
ministrators. 

It  is  critical  that  this  interrelation- 
ship of  trust  be  developed,  nurtured. 


and  sustained.  Campus  ministers  lead 
lonely  lives.  I  know.  I've  been  there. 
Campus  ministers  often  feel  that  they 
belong  in  neither  church  nor  in  univer- 
sity life.  Campus  ministers  need  a  base 
from  which  they  can  move  and  an  at- 
mosphere in  which  their  daily  strug- 
gles and  disappointments  can  be  un- 
derstood and  not  condemned. 

It  is  essential  that  congregations  in 
any  sort  of  proximity  to  any  college  or 
university  campus  commit  themselves 
to  this  ministry  heart  and  soul.  Con- 
gregations may  be  the  last  best  hope  for 
the  continuation  of  meaningful  campus 
ministry. 

If  funding  continues  to  diminish  for 
campus  ministry,  which  I  hope  and 
pray  will  not  occur,  congregations  may 
be  left  as  the  only  possible  impetus  for 
campus  ministry. 

Congregations  are  worshipping  and 
intentional  communities.  Academic 
people  need  this  dimension  in  their  life. 
Congregations  carry  in  their  life  the 
passion  for  the  communication  of  the 
gospel.  I  am  one  who  happens  to 
believe  in  the  model  of  the  congrega- 
tion-based campus  ministry.  I  have  al- 
ways been  of  that  view. 

There  is,  however,  one  critical 
caveat  in  this  regard.  This  is,  that  a 


congregation  is  not  an  effective  vehicle 
for  campus  ministry  if  the  congrega- 
tion is  interested  solely  in  its  own  self- 
preservation.  That  will  not  be  per- 
suasive in  or  on  any  campus.  For  con- 
gregations to  succeed  at  it,  they  must 
immerse  themselves  in  the  campus, 
know  it  intimately,  and  understand 
and  try  to  deal  with  it  as  it  is,  rather 
than  the  way  we  might  like  it  to  be. 

There  is  a  world  of  difference  be- 
tween the  culture  and  life-style  of  the 
traditional  congregation  on  the  one 
hand  and  the  life  and  culture  of  the 
campus  community  on  the  other. 
Meaningful  campus  nnnistry  occurs 
when  bridges  are  built  between  the 
two.  For  the  churches,  it  requires  big- 
ness of  spirit,  the  large  view,  a  lack  of 
judgmentalism,  and  an  unwillingness 
to  allow  oneself  to  become  shocked. 

The  relationship  between  congrega- 
tions and  campus  communities  mat- 
ters very  deeply.  If  the  Christian  gospel 
is  to  be  a  living,  live  option;  and  if  the 
faith  is  even  to  be  considered  by  the 
people  who  populate  our  contemporary 
campuses,  only  the  churches  can  do  it. 
If  we  do  not  go  to  the  trouble,  the  gospel 
which  we  declare  we  cherish  may  go 
begging. 


IDEA  trip  to  South  Africa  is  revealing 


The  following  remarks  were  made  to  the 
Synod  Assembly  in  Winston-Salem. 

By  LYNNE  MARKS 

Commissioner,  New  Hope  Presbytery 

Greetings  from  my  new  friends  in 
South  Africa,  our  sisters  and  brothers. 

It  was  my  privilege  to  represent  you, 
along  with  Patricia  Petty,  on  the  Inter- 
national Designs  for  Economic  Aware- 
ness (I.D.E.A.)  trip  to  South  Africa  last 
fall.  We  were  part  of  a  team  of  seven 
led  by  Dorothy  McKinney  Wright, 
director  of  I.D.E.A.  We  arrived  in 
South  Africa  only  a  few  days  after  the 
release  of  the  seven  prisoners  includ- 
ing Walter  Sisulu  and  several  weeks 
after  the  election  of  deKlerk.  It  was  a 
time  of  excitement,  of  uncertainty,  and 
of  tension  and  fears. 

Much  has  happened  since  then.  Nel- 
son Mandela  has  been  released,  the 
state  of  emergency  has  been  lifted  in 
some  areas,  organizations  have  been 
unbanned,  and  public  facilities  are 
being  opened  to  all  people. 

One  could  conclude,  therefore,  that 
much  has  improved.  But  we  saw  things 
that  will  take  years  if  not  decades  to 
change.  We  saw  people  who  are  in  pain, 
who  are  hungry  and  thirsty,  who  are 


lonely  and  oppressed,  who  do  most  of 
the  work  and  earn  very  little,  and  who 
know  no  other  way  of  life.  We  also  saw 
people  who  are  wealthy,  who  own 
buildings  and  corporations,  who  work 
most  of  the  people  and  spend  most  of 
the  money,  and  who  know  no  other  way 
of  life. 

We  saw  a  rich  country  designed  for 
a  minority  white  population  which  ex- 
cludes the  majority  black  population 
from  deciding  where  to  live,  where  to 
work  and  where  to  play;  which  ex- 
cludes the  majority  black  population 
from  buying  property  and  owning  busi- 
nesses in  most  areas  of  the  country; 
which  denies  the  majority  black 
population  proper  education,  adequate 
housing,  medical  attention,  and  social 
welfare  services  which  it  provides  for 
itself. 

We  saw  black  and  so-called  coloured 
ministers  on  the  edge  of  breaking  be- 
cause they  run  sanctuary  movements 
to  protect  their  people  from  arrest  and 
police  brutality;  because  they  are  con- 
stantly detained  and  interrogated  by 
police  for  helping  their  people;  because 
they  see  their  people  hungry  and  home- 
less; because  they  see  families  torn 
apart;  because  they  call  upon  their 
communities  to  serve  others  even 


01 


when  the  resources  are  limited  and  the 
spirits  are  low. 

One  such  Presb3d;erian  minister  is 
the  Rev.  Sipho  Mthethwa  in  the 
homeland  of  Qwa-Qwa,  a  desolate  land 
full  of  people  who  have  been  forcefully, 
removed  from  their  homes  hundreds  o 
miles  away  and  literally  dumped  tOj 
fend  for  themselves.  While  we  wen 
visiting,  10  to  15  families,  some  with 
new  babies,  were  being  dropped  there 
daily.  Mthethwa's  "Presb3rterian  Com- 
munity Church"  has  accepted  the  call 
to  "not  only  address  the  spiritual  inter- 
ests of  a  poor  'voiceless'  people,  but  also 
to  address  such  issues  as  can  help  to 
uplift  the  spirits  of  the  members  of  the 
Qwa-Qwa  community,  and  thus  estab- 
lish an  atmosphere  of  self  identity  andf  UC 
self  assertion."  They  intend  to  do  this 
through  a  soup  bowl,  daycare  center, 
library,  skill  center,  community  health 
center,  and  youth  guidance  and  recrea- 
tion center. 

The  Rev.  Mamabolo  Raphesu  is< 
another  Presbyterian  minister  whrt 
was  our  host  in  the  black  township  or 
Phiritona  in  Heilbron,  a  hundred  or  so 
miles  south  of  Johannesburg  in  the 
Orange  Free  State.  He  is  leading  his, 
congregation  of  the  first  native  Presj 
continued  on  page  o 


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The  Presbyterian  News,  August  1990,  Page  3 

IDEA  trip  to  South  Africa  includes  many  revelations 


Salem  Executive  Presbji;er 
John  Handley  made  mo- 
tion to  keep  GA  partner- 
ship funds  in  synod. 

Partnership  fund 
withdrawal  set 

continued  from  page  1 

historically  received  for 
salaries  and  program.  Nation- 
al Capital  will  not  request 
$29,070,  an  amount  it  also  his- 
torically received  for  salaries. 

An  additional  $19,696  not 
committed  to  other  use  will  be 
reserved  to  help  the  synod.  Bill 
Kercheval  of  National  Capital 
moved  that  the  funds  be 
returned  to  the  General  As- 
sembly, but  a  substitute  mo- 
tion by  Salem  Presbytery's 
John  Handley  to  give  it  to 
synod  won  narrow  approval  of 
the  consultation's  repre- 
sentatives. 

The  Partnership  Funds  pro- 
gram distributes  to  synods, 
based  upon  need,  a  portion  of 
the  unified  giving  to  the 
General  Assembly.  The  pro- 
gram has  a  historic  link  to  the 
former  UPC(USA)  pres- 
byteries, hence  the  ties  to  Bal- 
timore, National  Capital  and 
New  Castle.  Also,  it  was  used 
to  support  small,  mostly  black 
churches  in  Virginia  and 
North  Carolina  in  the  former 
Synod  of  Piedmont. 

After  reunion  and  the  reor- 
ganization of  the  PC(USA), 
many  presbyteries  took  it 
upon  themselves  to  financially 
support  these  smaller  chur- 
ches. 

The  synod  and  presbjrteries 
must  now  find  a  way  to  provide 
support  for  the  s'taffing  and 
programs  historically  sup- 
ported by  the  GA's  partnership 
funds. 


Goodman  joins  Peaks 

LYNCHBURG,  Va.— Peaks 
Presbytery  has  unanimously 
elected  the  Rev.  George  C. 
Goodman  to  be  its  associate 
presbyter  for  support  and 
nurture  of  church  profes- 
sionals. 

He  began  work  in  his  new 
position  in  mid-June.  Good- 
man has  been  pastor  of  C.N. 
Jenkins  Memorial  Pres- 
byterian Church  in  Charlotte, 
N.C.,  since  1977. 


James  installs  four 

RICHMOND,  Va.— Four  new 
members  of  the  staff  of  the 
Presbytery  of  the  James  were 
installed  at  the  presbytery's 
June  26  meeting. 

They  are  the  Rev.  Warren 
Lesane  Jr.,  associate  in 
church  development;  Marge 
Shaw,  associate  in  education; 
Greg  Albert,  hunger  action 
enabler;  and  Robert  H. 
Pryor,  director  of  Camp 
Hanover. 

The  Rev.  Sylvester  Bul- 
lock of  Petersburg  was  elected 
moderator. 


continued  from  page  2 
byterian  Church  in  South 
Africa  to  build  an  ecumenical 
community  center.  The  center 
will  address  the  needs  of  an 
area  of  two-and-a-half  million 
people,  mostly  established 
families,  where  there  is  only 
one  poorly  equipped  library  for 
use  by  the  black  community, 
where  there  are  numerous 
overpopulated  schools,  where 
problems  of  health,  education, 
and  housing  abound,  and 
where  un-  or  under-employ- 
ment  is  rampant.  This  center 
will  house  a  library,  a 
workshop,  services  for  the 
elderly,  and  help  for  low-in- 
come housing. 

In  spite  of  the  dire  needs  in 
this  community,  Raphesu's 
church  acknowledges  that  it  is 
"not  simply  calling  believers 
into  fellowship,  but  shall  focus 
that  fellowship  outward 
toward  the  needs,  the  injustice 
and  the  hungers  that  are 
present  in  its  community,  its 
state,  the  nation  and  the 
world." 

We  met  the  Rev.  Pat  Baxter, 
one  of  two  Presbyterian  cler- 
gywomen  in  South  Africa,  who 


leads  her  white  and  well-to-do 
congregation  in  Johannesburg 
to  reach  out  to  the  people  in  the 
surrounding  black  townships, 
to  put  into  place  fair  work 
practices  such  as  we  way  in  a 
gold  mine  run  by  a  Pres- 
byterian elder,  and  to  advocate 
for  what  is  just  in  a  land  full  of 
injustices. 

Ministries  like  Pat  and 
Sipho  and  Mamabolo  need  our 
support  now  and  will  continue 
to  need  our  support  for  years 
to  come.  The  theology  of  apart- 
heid has  done  immeasurable 
damage  to  a  gentle  and  loving 
people.  That  damage  cannot 
be  undone  in  a  day. 

Our  I.D.E.A.  team  saw  the 
damage  and  the  injury,  the 
pain  and  the  oppression.  But 
we  also  saw  hope.  Mamabolo's 
church  expresses  that  hope 
best  in  their  statement  of 
faith.  Listen  to  this  statement 
of  faith  which  comes  from  a 
community  with  almost  noth- 
ing, where  the  church  has  no 
electricity,  no  plumbing,  no 
heat,  and  where  most  people 
live  in  tin  shacks  and  have  lit- 
tle to  eat. 

"We  affirm  the  sovereignty 


of  God.  We  believe  that  there 
are  legitimate  authorities  in 
social  organizations  in  the 
community  that  exist  by  the 
will  of  God  and  are  important 
for  a  fruitful,  peaceful,  Just  and 
righteous  community.  But  of 
all  those  authorities  there  is 
one  who  has  the  last  word  for 
us  as  the  Church,  and  that 
authority  is  Jesus  Christ.  Of 
all  the  lords  that  exist,  He  is  the 
top,  He  is  the  Chief  Lord,  He  is 
the  'King  of  Kings,'  and  the 
'Lord  of  Lords'  to  quote  the 
song. 

"We  also  affirm  that  God 
works  in  history.  He  is  not,  as 
the  deist  described,  a  God  who 
made  a  great  clock  and  then  set 
it  on  the  shelf  after  winding  it 
up,  to  let  it  tick  itself  away, 
while  he  retreated  to  other 
parts  of  his  workshop.  God  is 
involved  in  history.  He  not  only 
created  time,  place  and  us,  but 
he  is  involved  with  us.  He 
made  his  presence  felt  with  us 
in  the  judges  and  prophets  of 
old.  He  also  came  to  us  in  Jesus 
Christ  who  was  Emmanuel, 
"God  with  us. "  God  is  our 
partner  in  the  work  we  are 
called  to  do  as  believers.  He 


seeks  dominance  over  the  for- 
ces that  destroy,  decay,  corrupt 
and  deny  fulfillment  and  frui- 
tion. 

"Thirdly,  we  affirm  that  his 
people  are  to  be  optimistic,  not 
because  we  are  blind  to  the 
needs  that  do  exist,  but  while 
we  recognize  those  needs,  we 
also  know  that  our  God  and  his 
people  are  able  to  meet  the 
needs  to  fill  the  empty  cups,  to 
heal  the  broken  wounds,  and  to 
lift  up  those  who  have  fallen. 
We  are  optimistic  because  we 
have  faith.  We  trust  God.  We 
trust  ourselves  to  be  the  kind  of 
people  he  calls  us  to  be,  to  be 
involved  in  mission  with  the 
gospel  and  with  social  services 
and  with  truth  and  with 
promoting  of  good  relation- 
ships through  the  universe." 

This  statement  of  faith  is 
our  statement  of  faith.  We  are 
sisters  and  brothers,  one  in  the 
spirit  bound  together  by  our 
common  community  of  faith, 
called  by  God  to  be  involved  in 
mission  with  the  gospel  and 
with  social  services  and  with 
truth. 


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In  addition  to  the  joy  of  giving,  you  can  assure  yourself 
and/or  your  spouse  a  welcome  supplement  to  that  person's 
income.  You  may  also  receive  federal  income  tax  benefits. 

Several  special  life-income  gift  plans  are  offered  by  the 
Presbyterian  Church  (U.S.A.)  Foundation.  You  select  the 
payments:  fixed,  paying  the  same  amount  annually  for  life, 
or  variable,  changing  with  the  performance  of  the  econonry. 

If  the  idea  of  double  value  from  your  gift  dollars  sounds 
appealing  to  you,  use  the  form  below  to  request  the  compli- 
mentary booklet,  "How  to  Benefit  irom  Deferred  Giving." 
\bu'Il  read  about  six  life-income  giving  plans  that  may  help 
you  meet  long-term  personal  goals. 


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Summer  Activities  at  the  Children's 
Home  Are  Numerous  and  Diversified 


Left:  When  the  mercury  soars,  the  Children's  Home's  pool  is  a  great  place  to  be.  Right:  A 
member  of  the  Home's  family  tries  out  a  newly  remodeled  kitchen.  Visitors  to  the  cam- 
pus this  summer  have  enjoyed  seeing  all  the  recent  improvements. 


Starting  with  the  end  of 
school,  the  schedule  of  events 
on  the  Children's  Home  cam- 
pus produces  a  fast-paced 
scenario  of  fun  and  fellow- 
ship. 

On  June  17  of  this  year, 
the  Home  hosted  a  picnic  cel- 
ebrating the  175th  anniver- 
sary of  the  First  Presbyte- 
rian Church  in  Lynchburg. 
Over  225  persons  attended 
this  very  special  event.  The 
Children's  Home's  Shelton 
Cottage  girls,  all  of  whom 
attend  the  First  Presbyte- 
rian Church,  were  the  offi- 
cial hostesses,  and  many  of 
the  picnickers  toured  Shelton 
Cottage  to  see  firsthand  the 
beautifully  renovated  kitchen 
and  other  improvements. 

The  following  week  the 
campus  was  the  setting  for  a 
tremendously  successful  Bi- 
ble School  conducted  by  the 
Rivermont  Presbyterian 
Church.  The  Rivermont  Pres- 
byterian Church  had  been 
invited  to  use  the  Home 
campus  because  major  reno- 
vations at  the  Church  made 
it  unfeasible  to  hold  the 
School  there.  For  the  com- 
mencement program  and  pic- 
nic, the  teachers  and  more 
than  140  students,  including 
the  youngsters  at  the  Home's 
Caskie  Cottage,  were  joined 
by  over  100  parents  and 
friends.  Everyone  enjoyed 
the  use  of  the  campus  pool, 
the  tennis  courts,  and  other 
outstanding  facilities. 

On  June  22,  First  Presby- 
terian Church  held  its  Bible 
School  commencement  and 
picnic  at  the  Home.  Multiple 
balloons  and  handmade  kites 
were  carried  to  the  outdoor 
chapel  area  for  the  com- 
mencement program. 

The  grand  finale  for  June 
was  the  return  to  the  cam- 
pus on  Saturday,  June  23,  of 
over  200  alumni,  spouses,  and 
children  for  the  Home's  50th 
Homecoming.  Founded  in 
1903,  the  Home  did  not  have 
a  Homecoming  until  1940. 

The  alumni  worship  ser- 
vice on  Sunday,  June  24,  was 
held  in  conjunction  with  the 
worship  service  at  the  River- 
rriOTit  Presbyterian  Church. 


During  the  service,  alumnus 
Bruce  Harvey  presented  the 
Friend  of  the  Children 
Award  to  the  Rivermont 
Presbyterian  Church,  recog- 
nizing its  many  years  of  ser- 
vice to  the  boys  and  girls  at 
the  Children's  Home.  He  also 
presented  Outstanding  Alum- 
nus Awards  to  Mr.  and  Mrs. 
Doug  Stinespring  and  Mr. 
and  Mrs.  Cliff  Thomas.  The 
Outstanding  Alumnus  Award 
is  given  for  exceptional  ser- 
vice to  church,  community, 
and  the  Children's  Home. 

Other  summer  activities  at 
the  Home  have  included 
church,  equestrian,  sports 
and  dance  camps  for  chil- 
dren, and  four  visiting  work 
camps.  Visiting  work  camp- 
ers have  helped  with  paint- 
ing, fence  building,  and  the 
demolition  of  an  old  storage 
building.  In  addition,  five 
churches  have  held  picnics 
for  their  congregations  on 
the  campus. 

For  the  boys  and  the  girls 
at  the  Home,  summer  is  also 
the  time  for  the  honors  trips, 
scheduled  toward  the  end  of 
the  summer.  This  year  the 
younger  children  will  go  to 
Myrtle  Beach,  and  the  teen- 
agers will  go  to  Bar  Harbor, 
Maine,  where  they  will  help 
the  local  Habitat  for  Human- 
ity organization  finish  a 
house.  Both  honors  trips  are 
funded  by  the  children  them- 
selves, who  split  and  sell 
firewood,  and  by  ALPHA. 


ALPHA  is  a  friends  of  the 
children  organization  estab- 
lished to  support  the  minis- 
try on  the  Lynchburg  cam- 
pus of  Presbyterian  Home  & 
Family  Services,  Inc. 
ALPHA  stands  for  Adults 
Lending  Presbyterian  Home 
Assistance. 

Other  summer  activities 
for  the  children  are  summer 
school  (for  remediation  and 
acceleration  purposes)  and  a 
number  of  camping  trips. 
Summer  is  a  time  for  work, 
too.  Eighteen  of  the  young 
adults  have  part-time  jobs 
off  campus,  and  the  younger 
workers  can  always  find 
grasscutting  jobs  off  campus, 
as  well  as  jobs  on  campus. 

For  the  three  participants 
in  the  Transition  to  Inde- 
pendence Program  who 
graduated  from  high  school 
in  June  and  are  preparing  to 
attend  college  in  the  fall, 
summer  is  a  time  of  passage. 
Since  all  residents  have  to 
work,  summer  offers  a  good 
opportunity  for  the  gradu- 
ates to  prepare  for  fall  and 
for  rising  high  school  seniors 
to  earn  spending  money  for 
the  senior  year.  Both  groups 
have  the  chance  to  learn 
more  about  coping  with  adult 
responsibilities. 

For  those  of  you  who  came 
to  see  or  work  with  the 
Children's  Home  this  sum- 
mer, we  say  "Thank  you."  To 
the  rest  of  you,  the  invitation 
to  visit  is  still  open. 


Our  First  Group  Home 


mSu 


Architect's  conception  of  proposed  Group  Home. 


The  architect's  plans  are 
being  completed  for  Presby- 
terian Home  &  Family  Ser- 
vices, Inc.'s  first  Group  Home 
for  the  mentally  and  devel- 


opmentally  disabled.  To  be 
located  in  Fredericksburg, 
Va.,  it  will  be  home  for  eight 
persons  who  will  be  employed 
in  local  jobs. 


Our  Newest  IVIinistry 


A  new  ministry  of  Presby- 
terian Home  &  Family 
Services,  Inc.,  serving  men- 
tally retarded  adults  in 
Northern  Virginia,  will 
open  during  1991.  This  will 
be  a  Group  Home  in  Fred- 
ericksburg which  will  pro- 
vide a  home  for  eight  de- 
velopmentally  handicapped 
persons.  Priority  in  place- 
ment will  be  given  to  per- 
sons from  this  area  who 
have  received  their  train- 
ing at  Zuni  Training  Cen- 
ter, preparing  them  to  live 
in  the  community  and  to 
hold  down  meaningful  jobs. 

A  three-quarter  acre  lot 
has  been  purchased  on  Oak 
Hill  Terrace  where  a  five- 
bedroom  ranch  home  will 
be  built  during  the  next 
year.  The  architect's  plans 
are  now  being  drawn  and 
final  details  worked  out. 

On  June  26,  1990  the  Al- 
liance For  Sheltered  Hous- 
ing, a  local  community  or- 
ganization advocating  for 
the  mentally  disabled  in 
Fredericksburg,  presented 
us  with  a  gift  of  $5,000  and 
a  pledge  for  an  additional 
$10,000.  This  is  the  start  of 
our  fund  drive  for  this  pro- 
ject which  will  cost  nearly 
$500,000  in  total  start-up 
costs. 

This  expansion  project 
was  first  adopted  by  the 
Board  of  Directors  two 
years  ago  when  they  estab- 
lished their  five-year  goals. 
These  goals  call  for  the 
development  of  as  many  as 
six  such  Group  Homes 
scattered  throughout  Vir- 
ginia to  meet  the  housing 
needs  of  the  mentally  dis- 
abled and  particularly  our 
graduates  from  Zuni. 

Several  communities  have 


E.  Peter  Geitner 

requested  us  to  develop 
homes  in  their  area  due  to 
the  overwhelming  need. 
Fredericksburg  was  select- 
ed for  the  first  home  in  an 
attempt  to  broaden  our 
agency's  ministry  to  parts 
of  the  Synod  not  currently 
being  served. 

The  Group  Home  will 
provide  a  Christian  home 
for  these  eight  residents 
with  long-term  care  under 
the  supervision  of  a  live-in 
house  manager.  All  resi- 
dents must  be  employed  in 
local  jobs  which  will  range 
from  sheltered  employment 
in  a  workshop  to  indepen- 
dent employment  in  fast 
food  restaurants  or  motel 
maintenance  for  which  they 
are  trained  while  at  Zuni. 
The  residents  will  participate 
in  community  activities  and 
become  active  participants 
in  our  local  churches  in  that 
area. 

If  you  would  like  to  join  in 
the  support  of  this  new  min- 
istry, please  mail  your  con- 
tribution with  the  enclosed 
clipout  marked  "Fredericks- 
burg Group  Home." 

E.  Peter  Geitner 
President 


I/We  wish  to  join  in  the  support  of  Presbyterian  Home  & 
Family  Services,  Inc. 

Enclosed  find  a  gift  of  $  

From   

Address  


City 

Telephone  (  ) 


State 


Zip 


To  be  used:  □  Where  needed  most 

□  Children's  Home,  Lynchburg 

□  Genesis  House 

□  Training  Center,  Zuni 

□  Transition  to  Independence  Program 

□  Fredericksburg  Group  Home 

□  A  Living  Memorial  (to  honor  the  deceased) 

In  memory  of  

□  An  Honor  Gift  (to  honor  the  living) 

In  honor  of   

Occasion  of  honor:  _  

(Birthday,  Anniversary,  Christmas,  Graduation,  Other) 
Please  acknowledge  this  memorial/honor  gift  to: 

Name  

Address  

City   


State 


Zip 


Cmtrilmtims  are  deductible  to  the  fullest  extent  of  the  law.  According  to  IRS  reffula- 
tims,  Presbyterian  Home  &  Family  Services,  Inc.  is  a  501(C)(3)  non-profit  agency. 

PLEASE  RETURN  TO: 

The  Reverend  E.  Peter  Geitner,  President 
Presbyterian  Home  &  Family  Services,  Inc. 
150  Linden  Avenue 
Lynchburg,  VA  24503-9983 

Telephone:  (804)  384-3138  8/90 


K.O.  Summerville,  left,  the  synod's  representative  to  the 
North  Carolina  Land  Stewardship  Council,  talks  with 
Randall  Boggs  and  Carol  Edwards  of  the  synod's  social 
justice  committee.  The  trio  made  an  impressive  and 
thought-provoking  report  on  environmental  concerns  to 
the  Synod  Assembly  in  Winston-Salem.  (Photo  by  Chi-Chi 
Kern) 


The  Presbyterian  News,  August  1990,  Page  5 
Shortly  after  appearance  at  Peacemaking  2000 

Boesak's  resignation  shocks  Presbyterians 


LOUISVILLE,   Ky.— Pres- 
byterians who  have  known  the 
Rev.  Allan  Boesak  for  many 
years  expressed  shock  when 
the  cleric  resigned  his  minis- 
try after  acknowledging  he  j 
had  an  extramarital  affair  | 
with  the  niece  of  a  former  [ 
South  African  Cabinet  mini- 
ster. 

The  story  broke  across  the 
world  after  a  hotel  chamber- 
maid apparently  reported  that 
Boesak  and  Elna  Botha,  a 
television  producer  for  the 
South  African  Broadcasting 
Corporation,  were  together  in 
a  hotel. 

Boesak  announced  his 
decision  to  his  stunned  con- 
gregation on  July  8.  "I'm  deep- 


Global  Mission  Unit  lists  service 
opportunities  across  the  nation 


LOUISVILLE,  Ky.— An  up- 
date on  service  opportunities 
is  listed  here  from  the  Global 
Mission  Ministry  Unit.  Write 
room  3300,  100  Witherspoon 
Street,  Louisville,  KY  40202 
for  more  information. 

Alaska,  Juneau  (The  Glory 
Hole)  -  is  a  soup  kitchen  and 
shelter  serving  the  homeless 
and  hungry  of  Juneau,  in  need 
of  a  kitchen  assistant/social 
worker.  The  meal  program 
and  drop-in  center  are 

designed  to  provide  imme- 
diate assistance  in  a  drug  -  and 
alcohol  -  free  environment. 

Arizona,  Phoenix  (St.  Vin- 
cent de  Paul  Society)  -  needs  a 
community  coordinator  to  su- 
pervise a  ministry  to  the 
homeless.  Includes  solicita- 
tion of  donations,  attending 
meetings,  coordinating  mobile 
feedings,  care  of  building  and 
environment. 

Arkansas,  Perryville 
(Heifer  Project  International)  - 
seeks  visitor  center  host 
couple  to  insure  that 
hospitality  is  provided  for  all 
guests  and  visitors  to  the  In- 
ternational Learning  and 
Livestock  Center  and  to  assist 
the  Learning  Center  director 
in  promoting  the  activities  of 
Heifer  Project  International. 

California,  Los  Angeles 
(Synod  of  Southern  California 
and  Hawaii)  -  needs  a  synod 
mission  volunteers  coor- 
dinator to  act  as  ongoing 
liaison  and  advocate  between 
mission  volunteers  and  project 
assignments  to  help  maintain 
a  quality  Christian  work 
relationship  at  sites  within  the 
S3mod.  Term  of  service  is  two 

Quake  aid  sent 

LOUISVILLE,  Ky.— The 
World  Service  office  of  the 
Presbyterian  Church  (U.S.A.) 
sent  $10,000  to  its  partner 
church  in  the  Philippines  im- 
mediately after  a  massive 
earthquake  measuring  7.7  on 
the  Richter  scale  struck  the  is- 
land nation  July  16. 

At  least  three  disaster  relief 
teams  organized  by  the  Na- 
•  tional  Council  of  Churches  of 
1  the  Philippines,  of  which 
!  UCCP  is  the  largest  con- 
stituent member,  went  to  the 
most  heavily  affected  areas. 
The  NCCP  teams  are  assess- 
ing needs  for  medicine,  food 
and  clothing. 


years. 

Florida,  Glenwood  (Duvall 
Home  for  Retarded  Children)  - 
needs  the  following:  recrea- 
tion/leisure time  assistant; 
special  education  teacher's 
aide;  direct  care  worker;  office 
worker;  and  physical 
therapists  aide;  to  serve  in  this 
residential  care  facility  whose 
goal  is  to  maintain  a  loving, 
homelike  atmosphere. 

Kentucky,  Pike  County 
(Christian  Service  Ministry)  - 
needs  a  Christian  service  min- 
istry worker  to  be  an  enabler 
to  the  committee  and  churches 
in  planning  a  specific  program 
that  could  become  a  continu- 
ing project  in  family  ministry, 
possibly  focusing  on  meeting 
the  need  to  feel  accepted  and 
acceptable  so  each  may  be 
enabled  to  relate  socially  in 
ways  that  would  enrich  each 
one  and  influence  their  home 
environment. 

Pennsylvania,  Erie 
needs  a  volunteer  to  serve  as  a 
fund  raiser  to  lay  out  a 
detailed,  long-term,  fund-rais- 
ing strategy  for  this  inter- 
denominational, non-profit. 
Christian  medical  mission 
project  which  aids  Christian 
hospitals  and  medical  mission 
facilities  in  Third  World 
developing  countries. 
Knowledge  of  IRS  regulations 

relating  to  charitable  con- 
tributions is  essential. 

Texas,  Fort  Worth  (Casa 
Ricardo  Chacon)  -  seeking  a 
house  manager  in  this  minis- 
try which  provides  temporary 
residence  for  Central 
American  refugees,  assists 
residents  in  obtaining  legal 
services,  and  endeavors  to 
raise  awareness  of  social  injus- 
tice in  Central  America. 

Texas,  Laredo  (Laredos 
Unidos)  -  needs  a  volunteer  to 
serve  as  teacher  of  English  as 
a  second  language  in  this  bor- 
der ministry  whose  main  con- 
cerns are  education,  evan- 
gelism and  church  develop- 
ment, and  public  health. 
Laredos  Unidos  is  a  part  of 
Presbyterian  Border  Ministry, 
Inc.,  based  in  San  Antonio, 
Texas. 


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There  are  also  needs  for 
volunteers  to  serve  as  fund 
raisers  and  administrators  for 
this  ministry  in  other  locations 
throughout  Texas. 

Changes/corrections: 
Near  Eastside  Multi-Service 
Center,  shown  under  New 
Castle,  Indiana,  is  located  in 
Indianapolis,  Indiana. 

Presbyterian  Pan  American 
School  in  Kingsville,  Texas,  no 
longer  needs  teachers  or  a 
chaplain  but  still  needs  dorm 
parents,  librarian,  main- 
tenance assistant,  secretary/- 
receptionist,  tutor,  activities 
assistant,  fund  raising  assis- 
tant, kitchen  help,  sports 
coach,  and  ranch  hand. 
Spanish  is  essential. 

United  Campus  Ministry  at 
Oregon  State  University  (Cor- 
vallis)  -  description  has  been 
changed  to:  resident  host/hos- 
tess for  campus  ministry  cen- 
ter and  member  of  the  pro- 
gram staff.  Responsibilities 
include  coordinating  lunch 
program,  cleaning  and  main- 
tenance, publicity  and  promo- 
tion, and  general  program  as- 
sistance. Diverse  program  of 
campus  ministry  and 
peace/justice  work  in  a  beauti- 
ful northwest  setting. 


ly  sorry  for  all  the  pain  I  have 
caused,"  he  said. 

Boesak  was  one  of  the  main 
speakers  at  the  Peacemaking 
2000  event  in  Washington, 
D.C.  and  received  an  electrify- 
ing response  from  the  crowd  of 
1 ,500  Presbyterians  attending 
the  June  event. 

He  gave  no  indication  while 
there  that  there  was  any  prob- 
lem, although  longtime  close 
associates  did  comment  that 
he  seemed  "uptight."  This  was 
attributed  to  the  fast  pace  of 
changing  times  in  South 
Africa. 

Boesak  did  mention  to  some 
colleagues  that  he  was  "con- 
sidering taking  a  heavier  role 
in  politics  and  possibly  a  lesser 
role  in  the  church."  He  has 
been  the  most  prominent 
spokesman  for  mixed-race 
South  Africans  and  has  been  a 
forceful  and  eloquent  op- 
ponent of  apartheid. 

He  also  has  often  been 
called  "one  of  the  best 
preachers  of  this  time."  He 
conducted  the  morning  wor- 


ship services  at  the  1984 
General  Assembly  in  Phoenix, 
drawing  a  bigger  crowd  each 
day.  He  also  gave  the  dedica- 
tion sermon  for  the  Pres- 
byterian Center  in  Louisville 
in  1988  and  has  served  as  an 
international  peace  associate 
for  the  Presbyterian  Church 
(U.S.A.). 

Officials  at  the  office  of  the 
World  Alliance  of  Reformed 
Churches  in  Geneva  report 
that,  "Although  news  stories 
are  saying  that  Boesak  has 
resigned  as  president  of 
WARC,  he  has  not  resigned," 
the  Rev.  Robert  Lodwick  said 
by  telephone. 

It  is  expected  that  this  issue 
will  be  addressed  at  the 
regular  August  executive 
meeting  of  the  Alliance. 
Boesak  was  reelected  to  a 
second  seven-year  term  as 
president  at  the  meeting  held 
last  August  in  Seoul.  Also, 
Boesak's  church  has  not  yet 
acted  upon  his  resignation. 

Marj  Carpenter,  PCUSA  News 


GA  mission  interpretation 
materials  available 


LOUISVILLE,  Ky.— New  Mis- 
sion Interpretation  and 
Promotion  Resources  are  now 
available  from  Distribution 
Management  Service  for  use 
in  congregations. 

Individual  packet  folders 
called  "Images  of  Faith"  con- 
tain information,  statistical 
data,  poster  pictures,  maps 
and  stories  about  Pres- 
byterian Church  mission 
relationships  in  eight  regions 
of  the  world  including  North 
America.  They  are  designed 
for  use  in  a  variety  of  settings 
to  supplement  the  Mission 
Yearbook  and  the  Mission 
Yearbook  videos. 

The  areas  emphasized  in- 
clude a  packet  for  Central 
America,  Caribbean  and 
Mexico,  South  America, 
Europe,  Africa,  the  Middle 
East,  South  .Asia  and 
Southeast  Asia  and  North 
America.  Anew  mission  video. 


"The  Cost  of  Freedom,"  which 
focuses  on  the  witness  of  the 
reformed  Churches  in 
Czechoslovakia,  Hungary  and 
Germany  will  be  available  in 
January. 

The  packets  are  available 
now  for  $5  per  region.  The 
total  number  available  is 
eight.  Orders  may  be  made  by 
writing  Distribution  Manage- 
ment Service,  100  Wither- 
spoon St.,  Louisville,  KY 
40402-1396  or  call  1-800-524- 
2612  and  ask  for  Images  of 
Faith  packets. 

A  booklet  is  also  available 
called  "Come  and  See  What 
God  Has  Done".  It  will  go  out 
free  to  all  churches  in  the  1990 
mission  interpretation  packet. 
Additional  copies  will  be  $1 .00 
each. 

For  additional  information, 
contact  the  office  of  Jim 
Magruder  at  100  Witherspoon 
St.  or  call  (502)569-5201. 


In 1770,  King's  Grant  Was  Home  To 
People  Who  Liked  The  I(iea  Of  Independence. 
History  Is  About  To  Repeat  Itself. 

n  1770,  King  George  111  made  a  land  grant  of  30,000 
acres  to  George  Hairston  of  Martinsville.  Virginia. 
Now,  more  than  two  centuries  after  Mairston  led 
the  struggle  for  independence.  120  acres  of 
this  land  are  being  donated  to  found  a  con- 
tinuing  care  retirement  communit>^  King's  Grant. 
^IGng's  Grant  will  be  dedicated  to  your  indepen- 
dent lifestyle,  the  gracious  manner  of  Uving  to  which 
you've  grown  accustomed.  But  the  diversity  of  activi- 
ties, residences,  and  lifestyle  options  here  will  give 
you  more  freedom  of  choice  and  self-expression. 

King's  Grant  is  affiliated  with  Sunnyside  Pres- 
byterian Home  in  Harrisonburg,  Virginia.  For  more 
facts  on  King's  Grant,  mail  the  coupon,  or  call 
(703)666-2990  or  1-800-462-4649. 

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A  Sunnyside  Retirement  Community 

Mail  To: 

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Pag«  6.  The  Presbyterian  News,  August  1990 
Computer  Corner 

Programs  for  church  finances 


By  STEVEN  R.  FLEMING 

Pastor,  First  United  Presbyterian 
Church  Westminster,  Md. 

I  have  received  a  number  of 
inquiries  about  programs  for 
church  financial  records  and 
contributions.  There  are 
hundreds  of  church  programs 
specifically  for  this  purpose, 
ranging  from  inexpensive  to 
very  expensive  (see  note  at  end 
of  article). 

My  experience  usually 
leads  me  to  suggest  that  most 
churches  have  members  al- 
ready familiar  with  financial 
or  "spreadsheet"  programs 
(Lotus  1-2-3  is  the  best- 
known).  With  the  advice  and 
help  of  such  persons,  churches 
can  use  "off-the-shelf  spread- 
sheet programs  to  construct 
financial  programs  to  suit 
their  needs,  saving  hundreds 
or  even  thousands  of  dollars. 

The  WordPerfect  Corpora- 
tion, building  upon  the  reputa- 
tion of  its  outstanding  word 
processing,  has  recently 
upgraded  its  Lotus-compatible 
spreadsheet  Planperfect  to 
version  5.0.  This  program 
(retailing  for  about  $300)  may 
provide  all  the  power  and  op- 
tions that  many  churches 
would  ever  need  in  a  financial 
program. 

What  is  immediately  evi- 


dent about  PlanPerfect  is  the 
similarity  in  the  command 
structure  to  the  popular  Word- 
Perfect word  processor.  Func- 
tion key  F7  (for  example)  is 
EXIT,  F3  is  HELP,  etc.  Com- 
mand key  templates  are  sup- 
plied for  the  two  major  key- 
board styles.  Those  who  know 
the  Lotus  slash  (/)  command 
format  can  choose  that  option, 
or  select  "pull-down"  menus. 
As  with  the  word  processor, 
PlanPerfect  comes  with  an  ex- 
cellent built-in  tutorial  (with 
separate  workbook)  and  com- 
prehensive manual.  Plan- 
Perfect  requires  just  384 
kilobytes  of  free  RAM  and  two 
floppy  drives  (although  a  hard 
drive  and  512kb  RAM  is 
recommended).  You  can  im- 
port/export WordPerfect, 
Lotus  1-2-3,  dBase,  and  other 
formats.  PlanPerfect  auto- 
matically converts  Lotus  files 
for  its  use,  and  comes  with  an 
option  to  convert  Lotus  macros 
(not  all  of  them  convert,  how- 
ever). 

Besides  the  large 
worksheet  environment  (8192 
rows  and  256  columns),  you 
can  dynamically  link  one 
spreadsheet  to  another,  and 
write  powerful  macros  (long 
strings  of  commands)  to  en- 
hance performance.  A  special 
"preview"  feature  allows  you 


Information  service  goes  24  hours 


LOUISVILLE,  Ky.-Presby- 
Tel,  the  information  service  of 
the  Presbyterian  Church 
(U.S.A.),  is  now  in  operation 
24-hours  a  day,  7  days  a  week. 

Persons  who  call  1-800- 
UP2DATE  after  the  normal 
working  hours  of  9  a.m.  to  6 
p.m..  Eastern  Time,  Monday 
through  Friday,  are  connected 
to  Voiceline,  a  new  PresbyTel 
automated  tape  service. 

The  voiceline  menu  offers 
callers  with  a  touchtone  tele- 
phoned a  varied  selection  of 


tapes,  including  program  in- 
formation from  the  ministry 
units,  the  current  Weekender, 
General  Assembly  headline 
news,  and  excerpts  from  mis- 
sion co-worker  letters. 

It  is  possible  to  leave  a 
message  on  voiceline.  Those 
without  a  touchtone  phone  are 
asked  to  call  back  during  the 
week  so  they  may  be  trans- 
ferred to  the  tape  system  by  a 
PresbyTel  telephone  consult- 
ant. 


Albemarle 


Full-Service 
Rental  &  Life  Care 
Retirement 
Living 


The  Reverend 
Harold  J.  Dudley,  D.D. 


"Twelve  months  ago,  Mrs.  Dudley  (Avis)  and  I  settled 
at  The  Albemarle.  It  is  a  Retirement  Community  'Par 
Excellence',  located  close  to  banks,  shops,  post  office, 
etc.  The  food  and  services  are  superior." 


For  additional  information  call  (919)  823-2799  or  mail 
this  form  to  The  Albemarle,  200  Trade  Street,  Tarboro, 
North  Carolina  27886. 


Name  _ 
Address. 
City  


L State  &  Zip 
Phone   


to  see  any  worksheet  with 
headers,  footers  and  page 
numbers  on  a  graphics- 
equipped  computer  screen 
BEFORE  printing  it  out. 

A  variety  of  graphs  report- 
ing the  financial  data  can  be 
created  (in  color  if  your  equip- 
ment permits)  including  the 
ability  to  mix  graph  types  on 
the  same  chart.  Those  graphs 
can  be  imported  directly  into 
WordPerfect  versions  5.0  and 
5.1  for  use  in  documents  and 
reports.  PlanPerfect  uses  any 
of  the  450  printer  choices  (in- 
cluding all  fonts  and  at- 
tributes) available  to  Word- 
Perfect users,  a  very  definite 
plus. 

One  of  the  best  features  of 
PlanPerfect,  however,  is  the 
unlimited  toll-free  product 
support  that  the  WordPerfect 
Corporation  offers  to  all  pur- 
chasers. For  churches  not 
blessed  wdth  "on-site"  computer 
experts,  this  feature  alone  is  a 
strong  reason  to  purchase 
software  from  the  Word- 
Perfect Corporation. 

Churches  looking  for  a 
powerful  and  versatile  spread- 
sheet program  would  do  well 
to  consider  PlanPerfect  5.0. 

[Dr.  Fleming  can  supply 
several  inexpensive  church 
finance  and  contributions 
programs  (under  $30  each)  to 
churches  looking  to  com- 
puterize their  record-keeping. 
Write  him  at  65  Washington 
Road,  Westminster  MD  21157 
for  details.  His  report  Select- 
ing Computer  Hardware  and 
Software  for  Churches  is 
available  for  $3  postpaid  upon 
request  at  the  same  address.] 


Youth 
Catechism 
Awards 


The  following  young  Pres- 
bjrterians  have  received  cer- 
tificates and  monetary  awards 
for  reciting  the  Catechism  for 
Young  Children  or  the  Shorter 
Catechism.  The  synod's 
catechism  fund,  established  by 
the  late  W.H.  Belk,  provides 
recognition  to  boys  and  girls 
age  1 5  and  younger  who  recite 
either  catechism. 

The  most  recent  recipents 
are  from: 

First  Presbyterian 
Church,  Concord,  N.C. — 
George  Otteni; 

First  Presbyterian 
Church,  Kinston,  N.C. — 
Charles  Hall; 

Franklin  Presbyterian 
Church,  Franklin,  W.  Va.— 
Michael  Wilson; 

Ginter  Park  Pres- 
byterian Church,  Rich- 
mond, Va. — Anne  Yates 
Marks; 

Raeford  Presbyterian 
Church,  Raeford,  N.C— 
John  Hendrix,  Christy  Lowe, 
and  Kris  McNeill; 

St.  Giles  Presbyterian 
Church,  Richmond,  Va. — 
John  Abbott,  Jennifer 
Acevedo,  Justin  Andes,  Rebec- 
ca Bremer,  Laura  Chambers, 
James  DePasquale,  Robert 
Francis,  Amy  Lee  Graham, 
Brent  Jones,  Anne  Korman, 
Maurice  Redding  IV,  Grace 
Robinson,  Ashley  Tabb,  Meriel 
Teodori,  Jessica  Wade,  James 
Witten,  and  Douglas  Wood. 


9{ezi^s  in  (Brief 


Buena  Vista  Presbyterian  Church  in  Buena  Vista,  Va. 
has  been  busy  celebrating  both  its  centennial  and  the  arrival  of 
its  new  pastor,  S.  Marc  Sherrod. 

During  a  History  Sunday  service  on  March  13,  the  congrega- 
tion dressed  in  1890's  style  clothing  and  worshipped  in  a  service 
similar  to  that  used  on  March  9,  1890  for  the  first  service. 
Former  ministers  and  Shenandoah  Presbytery  Executive 
Homer  Phifer  attended  a  Centennial  Sunday  celebration  on  May 
13  with  266  members,  former  members  and  friends.  After  the 
service,  there  was  a  dinner  and  the  burial  of  a  time  capsule. 

Sherrod  was  welcomed  to  the  Buena  Vista  pulpit  on  June  1 . 

Mary  Ev  Bedenbaugh  of  Rockville,  Md.  is  the  national 
president  of  the  Administrative  Personnel  Association  of  the 
Presbyterian  Church,  U.S.A.  which  met  June  22-24  in  Louis- 
ville. Members  of  the  professional  organization — church,  board 
and  agency  administrators — strive  to  improve  professionally, 
personally,  and  spiritually  in  order  to  be  able  to  work  effectively 
with  God's  people  as  we  share  the  Good  News  of  Jesus  Christ. 

During  the  June  meeting  the  members  attended  workshops 
which  apply  toward  certification  as  church  administrators. 
Leatha  Gilbert  of  Morehead  City,  N.C.  was  among  those 
who  completed  certification. 

For  information  about  the  APA  contact  Bedenbaugh  at  5318 
Crestedge  Ln.,  Rockville,  MD  20853,  or  Joyce  Bauer,  GA  Staff, 
230  Westridge  Dr.,  Raleigh,  NC  27609. 

David  Earle  Cuppett  Jr.,  a  former  member  of  the  PC(USA) 
Permanent  Judicial  Commission,  died  June  18  in  Charlottes- 
ville, Va.  He  was  77.  Cuppett  was  an  elder  and  teacher  in 
Petersburg  (W.  Va.)  Presbyterian  Church,  a  former  moderator 
of  Winchester  Presbytery,  and  served  on  several  presbytery  and 
synod  committees.  He  was  a  retired  judge  of  the  21st  Judicial 
Circuit  of  West  Virginia  and  co-founder  of  the  West  Virginia 
Council  of  Juvenile  Court  Judges.  He  is  survived  by  his  wife, 
Ruth;  one  son,  David  E.  Cuppett  III  of  Alexandria,  Va.;  and  one 
daughter,  Ruth  Buchanan  of  Chalk  Hill,  Pa.  Memorials  include 
the  Petersburg  Presbjrterian  Church. 

Johnson  C.  Smith  University  Professor  of  Art  Education 
Charles  D.  Rogers  has  donated  a  religious  painting  entitled 
"Cross  of  Gold"  to  Hood  Memorial  Presbyterian  Church  of 
Belmont,  N.C.  The  painting,  which  was  given  to  the  church  on 
June  24,  is  the  result  of  conversations  between  Rogers  and  the 
church's  associate  pastor.  Dr.  Virginia  Gates.  "The  trained 
creative  person  has  a  social  obligation  to  share  one's  talent  and 
training... and  occasionally,  without  financial  compensation," 
said  Rogers,  who  has  a  history  of  charitable  donations. 

The  Rev.  Lewis  W.  Fowler  Jr.  is  the  new  associate  executive 
presbyter  for  church  development  in  Coastal  Carolina  Pres- 
bytery. He  was  received  and  installed  on  Feb.  8, 1990.  A  native 
of  Alabama,  he  holds  a  master's  degree  from  Columbia  Theologi- 
cal Seminary  and  a  bachelor's  degree  from  Union  Theological 
Seminary  in  Virginia.  He  is  working  toward  a  doctorate  in  small 
group  ministries  from  Erskine  Seminary.  His  pastoral  service 
has  taken  him  to  churches  in  Louisiana,  Georgia  and  South 
Carolina.  He  is  married  to  the  former  Florence  Moffett  of  Fisher- 
ville,  Va.  and  they  have  three  children. 

Fowler  and  Coastal  Carolina  Executive  Presbyter  William 
W.  Hatcher  were  installed  during  the  May  20  presbytery 
meeting  in  Laurinburg. 

Kenneth  Newbold,  an  elder  at  Mount  Zion  Church  in  Rose 
Hill,  was  elected  moderator  at  the  May  meeting. 

The  Rev.  Richard  Keever  of  Bayside  Church,  Virginia 
Beach,  Va.  has  been  named  interim  stated  clerk  for  Eastern 
Virginia  Presbytery.  He  replaces  the  Rev.  J.  Clement  Dick- 
ey Jr.,  who  has  retired. 

Helen  Bessant  Byrd,  a  professor  at  Norfolk  (Va.)  State 
University,  was  elected  vice  chair  of  the  GA's  Mission  Respon- 
sibility Through  Investment  Committee  during  its  July  13-15 
meeting  in  Denver.  The  committee  recommended  the  filing  of 
numerous  shareholder  resolutions  with  companies  in  which  the 
Presbyterian  Church  (U.S.A.)  holds  stock. 

An  unexpected  delight  at  the  Peacemaking  2000  Conference 
in  Washington  D.C.  in  June  was  the  music  offered  by  the  Rev. 
Emmanuel  K.  Sarpong  Danquah,  a  pastor  in  the  Methodist 
Church  of  Ghana  who  is  studjdng  at  the  Presbj^erian  School 
of  Christian  Education  in  Richmond,  Va.  During  several 
worship  services  at  the  conference,  Danquah  taught  Ghanian 
gospel  songs  to  the  crowd  and  then  accompanied  them  on  native 
Ghanian  drums. 

The  National  Council  on  the  Aging  (NCOA)  has  elected 
Henry  C.  Simmons,  professor  of  religion  and  aging  at  the 
Presbyterian  School  of  Christian  Education,  to  its  board 
of  directors.  Established  in  1950,  the  NCOA  is  a  nonprofit 
organization  committed  to  providing  training,  technical  assis- 
tance, information  and  advocacy  on  all  aspects  of  aging.  In 
addition  to  teaching,  Simmons  is  director  of  the  center  on  aging 
located  on  the  PSCE  campus. 

Opened  in  1978,  the  center  teaches  students,  clergy  and 
laypersons  affirmative  ministry  with  older  adults.  Simmons  has 
been  at  PSCE  since  1985. 


The  Presbj^rian  News,  August  1990,  I'l 


Mexican  children  crowd  around  American  visitors 

Mary  Washington  students  learn 
hardships,  hopes  of  Mexico's  poor 


By  KATHY  D.  CAMPBELL 

We  hadn't  seen  each  other  all 
summer.  Sister  Joanne, 
Catholic  campus  minister  for 
Mary  Washington  College 
(MWC)  in  Fredericksburg,  Va. 
had  come  over  to  the  Campus 
Christian  Community  (CCC) 
for  a  cup  of  coffee. 

Sipping  her  coffee  and  fill- 
ing me  in  on  her  summer  ex- 
periences, she  suddenly  burst 
out,  "How  about  co-sponsoring 
a  trip  to  Mexico  with  me  next 
summer?"  I  had  wanted  to  go 
to  Latin  America  for  the  past 
five  years,  so  I  was  all  ears. 

Handing  me  a  brochure,  she 
said,  "The  Mexican  Benedic- 
tine Sisters  provide  a  10-day 
ecumenical  experience  for 
North  Americans  at  their 
retreat  center  in  Cuernavaca. 
They  share  both  the  harsh 
reality  of  daily  life  in  Mexico 
and  the  power  of  the  Gospel  in 
the  lives  of  the  poor  and  suffer- 
ing." 

The  brochure  said  that  we 
would  learn  through  guest 
speakers,  discussions,  and 
visiting  with  the  people  who 
live  in  the  shanty  towns  made 
up  of  thousands  of  families. 
Each  day  would  begin  and  end 
with  prayer,  reflection  and 
song. 

"I'm  ready.  Where  do  I  sign- 
up?" was  my  immediate 
response. 

That  was  almost  one  year 
ago.  Since  then,  Sister  Joanne 
and  I  had  no  trouble  recruiting 
seven  Mary  Washington  stu- 
dents to  go  with  us.  We  met 
regularly,  read  and  discussed 
Robert  McAfee  Brown's  book, 
Reading  the  Bible  with  Third 
World  Eyes,  and  raised  money 
for  the  trip  from  local  con- 
gregations and  an  ecumenical 
grant  from  Virginia  Forum. 

On  May  21,  a  bit  nervous 
and  anxious,  we  arrived  in 
Mexico  and  experienced  Chris- 
tian hospitality  upon  our  ar- 
rival to  the  center.  After  big 
hugs  from  all  the  Sisters,  we 
were  shown  to  our  clean,  airy 
cottages.  On  my  bedside  table 
stood  a  little  note  card  with 
these  words  carefully  printed 
on  it: 

"Welcome  Home  Kathy!" 

The  Sisters  had  been  pray- 
ing and  preparing  for  our  time 
together.  We  now  were  mem- 
bers of  this  very  special  family 
in  Christ;  and  we  were  invited 
to  experience  and  participate 
in  the  challenges  and  celebra- 
tions of  their  lives  and  the  lives 
of  the  poor. 

It's  been  more  than  a  month 
since  we  returned  to  Virginia. 
Our  MWC  group  continues  to 
meet  regularly  to  remember 
our  Latin  American  encounter 
with  Christ  and  to  find  ways  to 


share  what  we  have  seen  and 
heard.  There  are  several 
powerful  images: 

The  harsh  reality — 
Poverty  is  a  way  of  life  for  70 
percent  of  Mexican  house- 
holds, who  live  on  less  than  $6 
per  day  (20,000  pesos).  One 
pound  of  meat  costs  5,000 
pesos  and  a  liter  of  milk  2,000 
pesos.  Beans  and  bananas 
used  to  be  affordable,  but  now 
the  average  meal  for  the  poor 
consists  of  green  chilies,  four 
tortillas  and  coffee  (50  percent 
of  the  water  is  polluted). 

Most  die  before  age  50; 
women  die  younger.  The  poor 
are  demoralized.  They  are  told 
they  are  to  blame  for  their  con- 
dition, or  that  it's  Grod  will; 
their  reward  will  come  in  the 
next  life. 

The  people's  church — 
Christians  are  gathering  in 
small  Bible  study  groups  all 
over  Mexico  to  read  God's  word 
in  the  light  of  their  daily  lives, 
to  judge  their  reality  in  the 
eyes  of  God  and  to  act  out  this 
faith  in  their  own  lives.  There 
are  an  estimated  1 5,000  Chris- 
tian base  communities  in 
Mexico. 

The  hope  of  Christ— The 
Gospel  message  on  the  dignity 
of  all  human  beings,  including 
the  marginalized  poor,  is  a  life- 
changing  word.  We  ex- 
perienced this  power  every 
time  we  talked  with  anyone 
who  had  the  courage  to  live  out 
his  or  her  faith  by  working  for 
change. 

The  present  system  keeps 
most  Mexicans  in  absolute 
poverty.  The  base  com- 
munities are  nurturing  many, 
many  people  daily  to  live  out 
this  Gospel  message. 

This  courage  was  visible  in 
Nopalera,  one  of  the  missions 
we  visited.  A  few  years  ago, 
200  homeless  families  came  by 
night  and  built  shacks  on 
vacant  land  owned  by  the 
governor's  son.  For  one  year 
the  army  surrounded  the 
small  community  and 
threatened  to  move  them.  The 
people  held  their  ground  and 
the  army  finally  left. 

Today,  Nopalera  is  home  to 
thousands  of  poor  families, 
who  continue  to  fight  for  the 
basic  rights  of  life.  The  Sisters 
live  in  and  work  with  this  com- 
munity. 

The  MWC  group  returned 
to  the  USA  blessed  by  being  a 
part  of  such  a  richly  diverse 
Christian  community:  rich, 
poor,  ecumenical,  lay,  clergy, 
women,  men,  children,  black, 
white,  brown.  Each  of  us  ex- 
perienced a  deeper  awareness 
of  what  it  means  to  be  a  mem- 
ber of  the  Body  of  Christ,  shar- 
ing in  compassion  and 
solidarity  with  the  poor. 


Mary  Baldwin  College 

STAUNTON,  Va.— Contribu- 
tions for  the  year  ending  in 
July  totaled  $4.4  million,  al- 
most twice  the  amount  raised 
the  previous  year.  John  T. 
Rice,  vice  president  for  institu- 
tional advancement,  traced 
the  record-breaking  fund  rais- 
ing to  two  sources. 

"We  have  seen  tremendous 
increases  in  giving  to  the  An- 
nual Fund,  which  grew  by  13 
percent  last  year,"  he  said. 
Overwhelming  support  is  also 
being  given  to  the  college's  spe- 
cial  campaign  efforts,  he 
added.  The  effort  to  raise  $35 
million  by  1992 — the  school's 
sesquicentennial — is  already 
halfway  to  its  goal. 

MBC  President  Cynthia  H. 
Tyson  credited  the  increase  in 
giving  to  the  college's  reputa- 
tion for  academic  excellence 
and  its  continuing  success  as 
one  of  fewer  than  100  women's 
colleges  in  the  U.S. 

Davidson  College 

DAVIDSON,  N.C.— The  direc- 
tor of  the  Dean  Rusk  Program 
at  Davidson  College  returned 
in  early  June  to  Bulgaria,  the 
country  to  which  he  was  once 
ambassador.  Jack  Perry  was 
part  of  a  delegation  appointed 
by  President  Bush  to  observe 
Bulgaria's  first  free  elections 
in  45  years.  He  was  ambas- 
sador to  Bulgaria  during  the 
Carter  administration.  Perry 
said  that  the  huge,  euphoric 
crowd  of  supporters  of  the  new 
democratic  order  proved 
things  are  changing,  but  that 
the  victory  of  the  Communist 
Party  (now  called  the  Socialist 
Party)  proved  that  many 
people  are  hesitant  to  change 
quickly. 

Hampden-Sydney 
College 

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY,  Va.— 


Three  colleges  make 
national  honor  roll 

Davidson  College,  Hampden- 
Sydney  College  and  Warren 
Wilson  College  are  among  102 
schools  nationwide  included 
this  year  on  the  John 
Templeton  Foundation's 
"Honor  Role  for  Character- 
Building  Colleges." 

The  honor  roll  identifies 
"those  schools  which  make  the 
development  of  strong  moral 
character  among  students  a 
priority,"  according  to  John  M. 
Templeton,  the  philanthropist 
and  former  Rhodes  Scholar 
who  initiated  the  honor  roll 
last  year. 

The  honor  roll  is  composed 
of  102  schools  from  32  states. 
The  schools  are  chosen  from 
candidates  nominated  by 
presidents  and  development 
directors  of  the  1,465  U.S.  in- 
stitutions of  higher  education. 

Other  Presbjrterian-related 
schools  included  in  the  honor 
roll  were  Austin  College, 
Centre  College,  Grove  City 
College,  Hanover  College, 
Presbyterian  College,  Rhodes 
College,  School  of  the  Ozarks, 
Westminster  College  (New 
Wilmington,  Pa.),  and  Whit- 
worth  College.  Carroll  College 
received  honorable  mention. 


Scott  Colley,  dean  of  faculty 
and  provost,  has  been  named 
interim  president  of  Hamp- 
den-Sydney following  the 
resignation  of  Jim  Leutze. 
Leutz  is  leaving  the  school  to 
become  chancellor  of  the 
University  of  North  Carolina 
at  Wilmington. 

The  National  Science  Foun- 
dation has  awarded  a  grant  of 
$8,260  to  support  the  research 
and  laboratory  program  of 
chemistry  professor,  C.  Wil- 
liam Anderson.  He  is  direct- 
ing the  project,  "Incorporating 
Gas  Chromotography/Mass 
Spectrometry  into  a  Project- 
Based  Laboratory." 

Peace  College 

RALEIGH,  N.C.— Darcy  Dye 
has  been  appointed  director  of 
alumnae  affairs  at  Peace  Col- 
lege. Prior  to  joining  the  school 
in  July  she  was  creative  ser- 
vices director  for  the  Occiden- 
tal Life  Insurance  Co.  of  North 
Carolina.  She  is  a  graduate  of 
Peace  College  and  North 
Carolina  State  University. 

St.  Andrews  College 

LAURINBURG,  N.C.— A 
bronze  plaque  commemorat- 
ing the  memory  of  former  St. 
Andrews  employee  Odus 
Howard  has  been  placed  just 
inside  the  entrance  to  the  col- 
lege. Howard  worked  for  the 
maintenance  department  in 
1 987 -88  and  was  known  for  his 
ability  to  relate  to  the  stu- 
dents. 

"He  was  a  good  listener," 
said  his  wife  Lea,  an  ad- 
ministrative assistant  at  St. 
Andrews.  "He  liked  young 
people  and  had  a  good  rapport 
with  the  students.  When  a 
number  of  memorial  gifts  were 
received  after  his  death  in 
1988,  Mrs.  Howard  suggested 
the  planting  of  several  dog- 
wood trees  as  an  appropriate 
memorial.  The  plaque  was  an 


outgrowth  of  that  effort. 

Johnson  C.  Smith 
University 

CHARLOTTE,  N.C.— JCSU 
President  Dr.  Robert  L. 
Albright  is  spending  the  sum- 
mer in  Japan  as  one  of  11 
Leadership  Fellows  in  the 
U.S. -Japan  Leadership  Pro- 
gram. With  the  assistance  of  a 
number  of  Japanese  host  in- 
stitutions. Dr.  Albright  will 
study  the  Japanese  education- 
al system  and  that  country's 
socio-cultural  and  economic  is- 
sues of  the  1990s. 

The  program,  now  in  its 
fifth  year,  provides  potential 
national  leaders  with  more 
knowledge  about  Japan  and 
the  importance  of  the  Japan- 
U.S.  relationship. 

Two  new  adminstators 
have  been  selected  at  JCSU. 
Dr.  Bonita  Ewers  has  been 
named  vice  president  for 
academic  affairs.  A 
Washington,  D.C.  native,  she 
holds  a  master's  degree  in 
education  from  Antioch 
University.  Prior  to  her  ap- 
pointment in  May,  Dr.  Ewers 
was  director  of  the  JCSU 
Tutorial  Services  and  Coor- 
dinator of  the  Mathematics 
and  Science  Apprenticeship 
Center. 

B.  Judith  Cowan  is  the 
new  JCSU  director  of  ad- 
misions.  She  comes  from  Rut- 
gers University,  where  she  has 
been  a  counselor  since  1979. 
Cowan,  a  native  of  Knoxville, 
Tenn.  holds  a  master's  degree 
from  Trenton  State  College 
and  a  bachelor's  degree  from 
Shaw  University. 

Vestige  of  Honor,  a  CBS-TV 
movie  which  will  air  this  fall, 
was  filmed  partly  on  the  JCSU 
campus.  It  portrays  the  true 
story  of  an  American  who  at- 
tempted to  get  Montagnard 
refugees  out  of  Thailand's  in- 
ternment camps  after  the 
Vietnam  war. 


New  Directions 
in  Presbyterian 
Worship 


October  8-10,  1990 
Richmond,  Virginia 


Plenary  sessions  on  The 
Presbyterian  Hymnal  and 

^      the  "Directory  for  Worship" 

16  workshops  on  the 
supplemental  liturgical 
resources,  the  new  Revised 
Standard  Version  of  the 
Bible,  and  the  role  of  the  arts 

For  full  description  of  the  event 
call  The  Rev.  Mary  Jane  Winter 
(804)  355-0671 


^age  8,  f  hie  Presbyterian  News,  August  1990 


PAID  FOR  BY  FRIENDS  AND  SUPPORTERS  OF=UNION  THEOLOGICAL  SEMINARY 


Union  Theological  Seminary 


IN  VIRGINIA 

Marty  Torkington,  Editor 


August  1990 


Class  of  1990  Sets  Up  International  Fund 


It  is  not  unusual  for 
graduating  seniors  to  bequeath 
a  class  gift  to  their  institutions. 
The  Class  of  1990  at  Union 
Theological  Seminary  in 
Virginia  is  no  exception.  Their 
gift  will  establish  a  fund  to  sup- 
port unexpected  needs  of  the 
seminary's  international 
students  and  their  families. 

"What  is  unusual,"  says 


graduating  class  president  Eric 
Skidmore,  "is  that  100  percent 
of  the  class  participated  (all  42 
men  and  women  receiving  the 
Master  of  Divinity  degree). 
They  pledged  $12,000  over  a 
three-year  period  toward  their 
gift." 

This  dedication  is  remark- 
able from  seminary  students 
who  often  graduate  with  sub- 


stantial debts  of  their  own  and 
who  can  expect  only  modest 
salaries  from  their  churches. 

The  intent  of  the  gift  of  the 
Class  of  1990  highlights  the  im- 
pact of  the  international  com- 
munity on  campus  life  over  the 
past  few  years.  Last  year,  21 
students  came  from  countries 
outside  the  United  States.  Of 
the  10  who  received  the  Master 


Seminary  Chair  Named  in  Honor  of  John  Newton  Thomas 


On  Sunday,  July  15,  Dr. 
John  Newton  Thomas,  profes- 
sor emeritus  of  Union 
Theological  Seminary  in  Vir- 
ginia, stepped  into  the  pulpit  of 
Grace  Covenant  Presbyterian 
Church  in  Richmond  to 
celebrate  with  them  the  200th 
anniversary  of  the  founding  of 
the  church.  He  had  been  their 
pastor  from  1938  until  1940. 

Many  in  the  congregation 
gathered  also  to  honor  Dr. 
Thomas  for  his  lifelong  com- 
mitment to  the  Church.  For  32 
years  he  served  on  the  faculty 
of  Union  Theological  Seminary 
in  Virginia,  where  he  was  the 
Robert  Louis  Dabney  Professor 
of  Systematic  Theology.  He 
retired  in  1972. 

As  worship  drew  to  a  close. 
Dr.  Charles  M.  Swezey,  dean  of 
the  faculty  at  Union  Seminary, 
brought  greetings  from  the 
seminary  and  announced  plans 
for  the  John  Newton  Thomas 


Dr.  'o/m  NcTcton  Thomas 


Chair  of  Systematic  Theology. 
The  chair  is  planned  to  be  the 
seminary's  eighth  fully-funded 
endowed  professorship.  The 
seminary  looks  forward  to  the 
full  subscription  of  this  chair 
under  the  leadership  of  Dr. 
Robert  E.  R.  Huntley,  former 
president  of  Washington  and 
Lee  University,  counsel  at 
Hunton  &  Williams  law  firm, 
and  member  and  past-chair- 
man of  the  Union  Seminary 
Board  of  Trustees. 

Dr.  Thomas  was  born  in 
Bedford,  Virginia,  March  28, 
1903.  He  received  degrees  from 
Washington  and  Lee  Univer- 
sity, the  University  of  Edin- 
burgh, Union  Seminary,  and 
Hampden-Sydney  College.  He 
was  ordained  a  minister  in  the 
Presbyterian  Church  and 
served  churches  in  Rapidan, 
VA,  Charleston,  SC,  and 
Richmond. 

Dr.  Thomas  has  been  a 
member  of  the  Faith  and 
Order  Commission,  World 
Council  of  Churches;  the 
American  Theological 
Society;  the  Theological 
Committee,  North 
America  Area  Presbyterian 
Alliance;  the  Permanent 
Theological  Committee, 
the  Presbyterian  Church, 
U.S.;  and  the  Committee 
for  Consultation  with 
Roman  Catholics,  National 
Council  of  Churches.  In 
1964,  he  was  an  official  ob- 
server at  Vatican  Council  II 
in  Rome,  Italy. 


Dr.  Thomas  joined  the 
Union  Seminary  faculty  in 
1940.  His  influence  in  the  life  of 
the  seminary  is  seen  today  in  its 
strong  emphasis  on  a 
Reformed  theology  that  blends 
the  insights  of  Calvin  with  a 
growing  understanding  of 
modern  theologians. 

A  1957  seminary  graduate 
remembers  well  the  impact  Dr. 
Thomas  had  on  his  life.  "I  was 
in  my  middler  year  in  semi- 
nary. The  unexpected  news  of 
my  father's  death  reached  me 
during  Dr.  Thomas's  class," 
said  the  Reverend  Charles 
Williams,  pastor  of  First 
Church,  Burlington,  N.C.  "Dr. 
Thomas  later  came  to  my  room 
to  comfort  me.  1  shall  never  for- 
get kneeling  with  him  in  prayer 
before  he  left." 

Sixteen  members  of  the 
Thomas  family  were  present 
for  worship  and  the  reception 
following  in  the  parish  hall. 
They  included  his  wife,  the 
former  Nancy  White,  and  their 
two  children,  Nancy  Thomas 
Hill  and  John  Newton  Thomas, 
Jr.  A  grandson,  John  Newton 
Thomas  III,  was  also  present.  □ 


LIBRARY  FOOTNOTES 

A  New  Record?  A  copy  of 
Rolston's  Stewardship  in  the  New 
Testament  Church  was  returned 
to  the  library  April  2,  1990.  The 
due  date  stamped  on  the  card? 
April  14, 1950.  □ 


of  Theology  degree  this  May, 
seven  were  from  other 
countries. 

Campus  life  at  Union  has 
been  enriched  by  this  diversity. 
A  campus  Shepherding  Project 
pairs  incoming  international 
students  with  American 
partners  in  an  attempt  to  ease 
the  transition  to  a  new  culture. 

Many  members  of  the 
graduating  class  of  1990  ex- 
perienced travel  study  semi- 
nars abroad.  Ten  of  the  42  have 
been  to  Ghana,  six  to  the  Mid- 
dle East,  and  three  to  Central 
America. 

International  pastors  and 
ministerial  students  arrive  at 
Union  expecting  challenges — a 
demanding  curriculum  in  a 
foreign  tongue  and  differing 
customs.  They  also  face  unex- 
pected challenges  such  as  lack 
of  suitable  warm  clothing  for 
Richmond's  winters  or  emer- 
gency medical  treatment  for 
which  they  are  not  financially 
prepared.  For  financial 
reasons,  some  are  unable  to 
return  home  for  the  funeral  of 
a  family  member.  It  is  these 
unforeseen  contingencies  and 


expenses  that  the  members  of 
the  Class  of  1990  hope  to 
alleviate. 

Class  coordinator  Stephen 
T.  Emick  worked  with  the 
development  office  to  set  up 
the  fund,  which  is  similar  to  a 
pastor's  discretionary  fund.  All 
monies  received  toward  the 
class  gift  will  be  held  in  one 
quasi-endowment  fund,  with  6 
percent  of  the  total  fund  avail- 
able for  expenditure  each  year. 
As  a  last  resort,  in  the  case  of 
personal  tragedy  or  extreme 
need,  the  fund  may  be  spent  in 
its  entirety  with  the  approval  of 
the  dean  of  the  faculty,  the  In- 
ternational Committee,  the 
1990  class  representative  to  the 
Alumni/ ae  Board,  and  the  Board 
of  Trustees  of  the  seminary. 

The  Class  of  1990  at  Union 
Theological  Seminary  in 
Virginia  has  made  a  statement. 
They  not  only  see  the  presence 
of  international  students  on 
their  campus  as  a  valuable 
component  of  their  ministerial 
training  and  experience,  but 
they  have  expanded  their  con- 
cepts of  faith  to  include  a  global 
witness.  □ 


Is  It  the  coffee  that's  hot,  or  is  it  the  topic? 

Coffee  breaks  at  the  seminary's  July  2-13  Interpreting  the  Faith  con- 
ference seemed  a  good  time  to  debate  the  pros  and  cons  of  the  professor's 
viewpoint.  Over  100  attending  the  conference  came  for  intellectual 
stimulation,  personal  reflection,  and  research.  They  also  enjoyed  the 
opportunity  to  share  thoughts  and  experiences  with  others  in  the  ministry. 

Seminary  Sends  Caravan  to  Raleigh-Durham  Area 


A  busload  of  students  and 
faculty  from  Union  Theologial 
Seminary  in  Virginia  will  leave 
on  Saturday,  September  29,  on 
their  fall  caravan  weekend  to 
visit  Presbyterian  churches  in 
the  Synod  of  the  Mid-Atlantic. 
This  caravan's  destination  will 
be  the  western  part  of  New 
Hope  Presbytery  in  the 
Raleigh-Durham  area  of  North 
Carolina. 

Members  of  White 
Memorial  Presbyterian  Church 
in  Raleigh,  led  by  its  pastor.  Dr. 
H.  Edwin  Pickard  (UTS  '46), 
will  arrange  the  Saturday  eve- 
ning meal  for  caravaners  and 
representatives  from  host 
churches.  President  T.  Hartley 
Hall  IV  will  bring  greetings 
from  the  seminary  and  intro- 


duce participating  seminary 
students  and  faculty.  The  fol- 
lowing day,  seminary  repre- 
sentatives will  preach,  teach,  or 
speak  in  Presbyterian  churches 
throughout  the  area. 

Union  Seminary  is  one  of 
the  few  seminaries  in  the 
country  to  send  caravans  of 
students  and  faculty  into  con- 
gregations on  a  regular  basis. 
Its  two  yearly  caravans  serve  to 
highlight  the  joint  mission  of 
church  and  seminary  in  en- 
couraging and  nurturing  men 
and  women  for  ordained  min- 
istry. Caravans  give  students  a 
chance  to  preach  and  witness 
the  life  of  the  local  parish;  at  the 
same  time  they  afford  churches 
the  opportunity  for  dialogue 
with  the  seminary.  □ 


PAID  FOR  BY  FRIENDS  AND  SUPPORTERS  OF  UNION  THEOLOGICAL  SEMINARY 


Churches  host  summer 
ministers-in-training 


In  the  cooperative  effort  of 
church  and  seminary  to  pro- 
vide training  for  the 
denomination's  future  mini- 
sters, many  congregations  in 
the  presbyteries  provide 
hands-on  ministry  training  for 
seminary  students  during  the 
summer  months. 

Pastors  work  with  Dr.  Kur- 
tis  C.  Hess,  Union  Theological 
Seminary  director  of  field 
education  and  placement,  to 
qualify  to  meet  the  seminary's 
standards  as  supervisors. 

Students,  area  churches, 
and  pastors  participating  in 
the  intern  program  this  sum- 
mer are  listed  below  by  pres- 
bytery. 

Baltimore 

Choonki  Kim,  Glen  Burnie 
Korean,  Glen  Burnie,  MD,  The 
Rev.  Chang  Eun  Chung 

Coastal  Carolina 

Margaret  Jill  S.  Johnson, 

Bethesda,  Aberdeen,  N.C.,  Dr. 
John  R.  Wall 

Camille  Grady  Sherrod, 

Red  Springs,  Red  Springs, 
N.C.,  Dr.  Joseph  Welker,  Jr. 

Eastern  Virginia 

Mary  Catherine  Miller, 

First,  Virginia  Beach,  Va.,  Dr. 
J.  Scottie  Griffin 


The  James 

Eugene  H,  Breitenberg,  Jr. 

All  Souls,  Richmond,  The  Rev. 
William  G.  Cooley 
David  P.  Dwight,  Third, 
Richmond,  The  Rev.  William 
R.  Long 

Lee  Zehmer,  Laurel,  Glen 
Allen,  Va.,  The  Rev.  Gerald 
Anders 

New  Hope 
Arthur  L.  Lodge 

Howard  Memorial,  Tarboro, 
N.C.,  The  Rev.  Robert  E. 
Burns  HI 

The  Peaks 

Frank  B.  Avery,  Jr.,  Bed- 
ford, Bedford,  Va.,  Dr.  Richard 
N.  Boyce 

Salem 

William  S.  Hannah,  First, 
Lexington,  N.C.,  Dr.  James  H. 
Grant 

Shenandoah 

Gray  V.  Chandler,  Second, 
Staunton,  Va.,  The  Rev.  T. 
Dennis  Walker 
Douglass  D.  Key,  Bethel, 
Staunton,  Va.,  The  Rev.  Clif- 
ford D.  Caldwell 

West  Virginia 

Bill  Stanley  III,  Marlinton, 
Marlinton,  W.V.,  The  Rev. 
Richard  L.  Newkirk 


The  Presbyterian  News,  August  1990,  Page  9 


"Diploma"  had  double  meaning  for  Jae-Hie  Kim  Lee  of  Seoul,  Korea.  She  received  two  degrees, 
a  master  of  divinity  from  Union  Seminary  and  a  master  of  arts  from  the  Presbyterian  School  of 
Christian  Education.  Fellow  PSCE  graduate  Anne  Morgan,  right,  congratulates  Jae-Hie. 

Union  Seminary  graduates  sixty  in  May 


RICHMOND,  Va.— The  1990 
Graduates  of  Union  Theologi- 
cal Seminary  in  Virginia  are 
listed  below  by  degree. 

Master  of  Divinity 

Greg  Albert,  Newport 
News,  Va. 

Charles  Nicholson  Bowdler, 
Richmond,  Va. 

Katharina  Dorothea  Kop- 
plin  Brandt,  Farmville,  Va. 

Margia  Patricia  Little 
Brandt,  Richmond,  Va. 

Michael  David  Bush,  Lexi- 
ngton, Ky. 

John  Scott  Carpenter, 
Camarillo,  Calif. 

William  Nelson  Clarke, 
Sacramento,  Calif. 

Michael  Bruce  Compton, 


Mission  Court  welcomes 
two  new  trustees  to  board 


RICHMOND,  Va.— Two  new 
trustees  were  welcomed 
during  the  May  2-3  annual 
meeting  of  the  Board  of  Trus- 
tees of  Mission  Court. 

Joining  the  board  were 
Katharine  Dunavan  from 
the  Presbs^ery  of  the  Peaks 
and  Dot  Hopper  from  the 
Presbjrtery  of  Western  North 
Carolina. 

Estabhshed  in  1920,  Mis- 
sion Court  houses  mis- 
sionaries on  home  assign- 
ment. In  recent  years,  interna- 
tional students  at  the  adjacent 
Presbyterian  School  of  Chris- 
tian Education  and  Union 
Theological  Seminary  have 
also  resided  in  the  12  fur- 
nished apartments. 


Mission  Court  is  changing 
with  the  times.  Promotional 
materials  are  being  used  to 
educate  people  about  the  ser- 
vices it  provides,  said 
spokesperson  Mary  Frances 
Gravitt. 

Mission  Court  residents  are 
interested,  capable  and  avail- 
able as  speakers  for  Pres- 
byterian Women,  churches, 
etc.  Schedules  may  be  ar- 
ranged by  writing  Mission 
Court,  1206  Rennie  Ave.,  Apt. 
1,  Richmond,  VA  23227,  or 
calling  (804)  355-0965. 

Representing  other  pres- 
byteries at  the  annual  meeting 
were  the  following  trustees: 
Peggy  Reinhold,  Abingdon; 
Carolyn  Shaffer,  Baltimore; 


Bobbye  Howell,  Charlotte; 
Martha  Huffine,  Coastal 
Carolina;  Betty  Peterson, 
Eastern  Virginia;  Kay  Twing, 
New  Castle;  Mariella 
Andrews,  Shenandoah;  and 
Margaret  Mary  Lev^ds,  West 
Virginia. 

Also  attending  were 
Carolyn  Johnson,  Joy  Mingis, 
Mary  Frances  Gravitt,  Ann 
Sanford,  Jean  Bear,  Sandy 
Sieben,  Jean  Bynum  and 
Sherrill  Todd,  all  from  The 
James. 

Mary  B.  Crawford,  Dr.  Mc- 
Kennie  Goodpasture,  and  Life 
Members  Manie  Grant  and 
Buford  Dexter  and  the 
Keegans  (host  couple)  were 
also  in  attendance. 


Glen  Allen,  Va. 

Jean  Mary  Hill  Cooley, 
Richmond,  Va. 

Gale  Hodkinson  Cooper, 
Richmond,  Va. 

Gene  Brumfield  Edmunds, 
Roanoke,  Va. 

Stephen  Thomas  Emick, 
Scranton,  Penn. 

Dorothy  Stevenson  Finn, 
Drexel  Hill,  Penn. 

James  Daniel  Freeman, 
McAllen,  Texas 

Phyllis  Snyder  Goode, 
Winston-Salem,  N.C. 

Christopher  Gail  Hem- 
brough,  Mechanicsville,  Va. 

Glenn  Mitchell  Hink, 
Woodinville,  Wash. 

Robert  Frazer  Hinman, 
Burlington,  N.C. 

Robert  Moberg  Howard, 
Darlington,  S.C. 

Elizabeth  Irene  Hutton, 
Heath  Springs,  S.C. 

Paul  Gragory  Johnson, 
Danville,  Va. 

Jeffrey  Wayne  Jones, 
Farmville,  Va. 

Michael  Roy  Jones, 
Portsmouth,  Va. 

James  Edward  Keegan, 
Nitro,  W.Va. 

Jae-Hie  Kim  Lee,  Seoul, 
South  Korea 

William  Carter  Lester,  Jr., 
Richmond,  Va. 

Robert  Paul  Lockwood, 
Richmond,  Va. 

Teresa  Lynn  Major, 
Mechanicsville,  Va. 

Nancy  Ann  Martin,  Cam- 
den, Ark. 

William  Parramore  Mat- 
thews, Jr.,  Hampton,  Va. 

Mary  Allison  Messick-Wat- 
kins,  Davidson,  N.C. 

Robert  Messick-Watkins, 
Marion,  N.Y. 

Robert  Campbell  More- 
house, Jr.,  Mobile,  Ala. 

David  William  Nash,  Jr., 


Winchester  retirement  community  changes  name,  starts  cottage  development 


WINCHESTER,  Va.— West- 
minster-Canterbury of  Win- 
chester has  changed  its  name 
to  Shenandoah  Valley  West- 


minster-Canterbury. The  new 
name  was  chosen  to  better 
reflect  the  regional  nature  of 
the  retirement  community. 


Proposed  cottage  at  Shenandoah  Westminster-Canterbury 


The  facility  is  owned  and 
operated  by  a  non-profit  cor- 
poration and  is  managed  by  an 
area  board  of  trustees  ap- 
pointed by  the  Episcopalian 
and  Presbyterian  churches.  It 
is  open  to  people  of  all  faiths. 

Shenandoah  Valley  West- 
minster-Canterbury is  offer- 
ing several  new  features. 

After  studjdng  the  needs  of 
area  residents  age  65  and 
older,  the  retirement  com- 
munity has  developed  new  op- 
tions and  services.  Entrance 
fees  have  been  reduced  and 
are  now  offered  with  up  to  100 
percent  refundability.  Agree- 
ments for  extensive  life  care  or 


modified  continuing  care  are 
available. 

In  the  preliminary  stages  of 
development  is  a  new  Cottage 
Program  at  Shenandoah  Val- 
ley Westminster-Canterbury. 
The  two-bedroom,  two  bath 
cottages  are  designed  for  per- 
sons who  prefer  a  more  tradi- 
tional, neighborhood  setting. 

Some  custom  options — in- 
cluding Florida  rooms, 
garages,  fireplaces,  built-in 
microwaves — are  available. 

Shenandoah  Valley  West- 
minster-Canterbury is  located 
on  Route  522  North  in 
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Pre  sby  terian  Family  Ministrie  s 

Barium  Springs  Home  for  Children 


Vol.  VII,  No.  7 


August  1990 


Lisa  S.  Crater,  Editor 


Graduate  wants  to  help  others 
as  others  have  helped  her 


"The  PAL  (Preparation  for 
Adult  Living)  program  helped 
me  to  finish  high  school,"  said 
LeMenniae  Camack,  the 
program's  only  graduate  in 
1990.  "I  had  the  discipline  to 
finish,  but  nowhere  to  live  in 
order  to  do  so." 

The  PAL  program,  part  of 
the  Adolescent  Center,  is  for 
older  youth  (ages  1 6  to  20)  who 
experience  less  significant  so- 
cial, emotional  or  academic 
problems  than  youth  in  the 
Adolescent  Center,  but  who 
need  specialized  guidance  and 
programming  to  help  them 
prepare  for  adulthood. 

PAL  youth  attend  public 
school,  hold  part-time  jobs, 
and  form  relationships  in  the 
community  while  meeting  pro- 
gram expectations.  They  learn 
certain  life  skills,  such  as 
maintaining  checking  and 
savings  accounts,  interview- 
ing for  jobs  or  college,  fixing 
nutritious  and  economic 
meals,  and  many  other 
everyday  tasks  which  they  will 
have  to  perform  when  they  are 
on  their  own. 

LeMenniae  came  to  the 
PAL  program  in  July  of  1989. 
She  attended  South  Iredell 
High  School,  where  she 
graduated  June  8,  1990.  Her 
plans  for  the  future  include 
two  years  at  a  local  community 
college;  then  she  hopes  to 
transfer  to  the  University  of 
North  Carolina  at  Chapel  Hill, 
where  she  would  like  to  study 
psychology. 

"I  know  how  it  feels  to  be 
abused,"  said  LeMenniae.  "I'd 
like  to  get  a  degree  in  psychol- 
ogy, and  then  maybe  I  could 
help  other  kids  who  were 
abused  too." 

LeMenniae  praised  PAL 
Residential  Coordinators 


Alumni 
News 


Miss  Lorena  Hall,  Class  of 
1958,  died  of  cancer  in  Wade, 
N.C.  during  the  last  week  of 
May  1990. 

Miss  Hall  was  active  in  her 
church  and  was  choir  leader 
for  20  years.  She  is  survived  by 
three  sisters  who  also 
graduated  from  Barium 
Springs:  Mrs.  Janice  H.  Mc- 
Kinney  of  Burlington;  Mrs. 
Lula  Belle  Sexton  of  Graham; 
and  Mrs.  Leona  H.  Buchannon 
of  Roxeboro. 

Mrs.  Ruth  Lowrance 
Rhyne  died  on  May  18,  1989 
in  Jacksonville,  Florida. 

Mrs.  Ruth  Foote 
Humphrey,  wh6  was  at 
Barium  Springs  from  1911  to 
1 91 7 ,  died  April  1 , 1 986  at  the 
age  of  82. 

She  was  born  in  Carthage, 
N.C.  to  Dannie  J.  and  Henry 
Alexander  Foote  and  was  at 
Barium  with  two  sisters. 
Myrtle  and  Frances.  Her 
father  was  editor  of  the  Moore 
County  News,  and  passed 
av/ay  in  1910. 


Lemenniae  Camack 

Lynn  Gamble  and  Bob  Sham- 
rock. 

Ms.  Gamble  has  been  there 
for  me,"  said  LeMenniae. 
"She's  not  judgmental,  yet 
she's  stern  when  she  needs  to 
be.  And  Mr.  Shamrock  has 
been  like  a  father  to  me.  He 
preaches  a  little  too  much,  but 
I  love  him  anjrway." 

LeMenniae  enjoys  writing. 
She  has  written  over  300 
poems  since  the  age  of  14,  and 
is  writing  an  autobiography, 
which  she  has  proudly  titled 
"Scared  of  Tomorrow:  Should  I 
live  or  Should  I  die!" 

"I've  decided  to  live,"  she 
says.  "Maybe  I  can  make  a  dif- 
ference for  others  who  feel  the 
way  I've  felt  in  the  past." 

LeMenniae  wrote  the  fol- 
lowing message  for  the 
classmates  and  friends  she  left 
behind  at  South  Iredell. 

"If  I  had  a  brother  or  sister 
coming  to  this  school  next 
year,  this  would  be  my  advice 
to  him  or  her. 

This  is  a  new  beginning  for 
you — a  new  step  of  starting 
over. 

At  the  school  you  just  left, 
you  were  the  oldest  and  the 
wisest.  Now  you're  at  the  bot- 
tom, making  a  way  for  yourself 
and  finding  out  'where  do  I  fit 
in?' 

I  would  like  for  you  to  look 
at  this  as  a  step  up,  not  as  a 
total  new  beginning,  but  as  a 
continuance  on  the  steps  of 
life. 

...Oops, 
excuse  us! 

In  the  June  issue  of  the  Pres- 
byterian Family  Ministries, 
there  was  an  article  about 
Adolescent  Center  Residential 
Coordinator  Earl  Blackmon 
receiving  the  1990  Child  Care 
Worker  of  the  Year  Award 
from  the  North  Carolina  Child 
Care  Association  (NCCCA). 

We  failed  to  mention  that 
there  were  two  persons  chosen 
for  this  award  this  year. 
Elouise  B.  Brown,  Chil- 
dren's Home  in  Winston- 
Salem,  was  also  given  the  dis- 
tinctive honor  of  being  chosen 
as  Child  Care  Worker  of  the 
Year. 

We  apologize  for  not  men- 
tioning this  earlier. 


When  I  came  to  high  school, 
I  would  do  silly  things  to  fit  in; 
but  I  must  tell  you  that  being 
someone  other  than  yourself 
isn't  going  to  be  fun.  Letting 
people  see  your  true  colors  will 
help  you  not  be  alone  and  find 
someone  that  you  can  really 
relate  to. 

I  know  that  being  accepted 
is  a  big  part  of  life  right  now. 
But  throughout  life,  you  will 
only  have  a  few  real  friends.  So 
don't  feel  like  it's  the  end  of  the 
world  when  you  don't,  in  your 
eyes,  have  enough,  or  are  not 
pretty  enough. 

YOU  are  beautiful  in  so 
many  ways,  but  in  a  unique, 
classy  way  you  are  a  fighter, 
not  a  quitter  or  a  follower. 

Be  a  leader  because  you  are 
a  leader.  Help  the  ones  who 
don't  have  what  you  have,  be- 
cause helping  others  can  help 
you  help  yourself. 

There's  one  more  thing.  If 
you  can  start  this,  maybe 
others  will  pick  it  up,  so  by  the 
time  you  get  to  where  I  am, 
hopefully,  I  pray,  the  people  at 
school  will  be  more  caring  and 
not  so  hurtful. 

You  are  like  everyone  else; 
you  want  to  be  treated  with 
respect." 


...Orso 
it  seems 

Earle  Frazier,  ACSW 
Executive  Director 

A  letter  from  an  official  of 
synod  states,  "It  has  been  a 
rocky  road  along  the  way  this 
spring  in  trying  to  work  out 
new  synod  relationships.  I 
hope  that  the  way  will  be 
smoother  soon." 

As  I  talk  with  pres- 
byterians,  many  are  lamenting 
the  passing  of  their  former 
synods,  while  others  are 
resenting  the  new,  larger 
Synod  of  the  Mid-Atlantic.  At 
the  recent  meeting  of  Synod, 
there  were  calls  for  coopera- 
tion, inclusiveness,  under- 


standing, etc. 

We  have  the  wherewithal  to 
effect  the  mission  of  the  church 
in  our  region.  The  question  is, 
"Will  we?"  I  join  the  synod  offi- 
cial in  the  hope  that  we  will 
work  together  to  smooth  the 
way  rather  than  continuing  to 
invest  in  rocks.  The  time  is  at 
hand  for  us  to  decide  if  we  want 
to  be  the  church  in  this  region. 


Gail  Watts,  far  right,  recently  celebrated  her  20th  year  at 
Barium  Springs  Home  for  Children.  She  is  Administra- 
tive Assistant  to  the  Adolescent  Center  Director,  Abe 
Wilkinson. 


Visiting  Scotsman  donates  time,  talent 


Greg  Bannerman  from  Aber- 
deen, Scotland  spent  a  better 
part  of  his  three-week  vaca- 
tion in  the  United  States 
teaching  soccer  tips  to  the 
youth  at  the  Adolescent  Cen- 
ter of  Barium  Springs  Home 
for  Children. 

Bannerman  was  riding 
through  Barium  Springs  when 
he  noticed  the  soccer  field.  He 
found  out  that  the  field 
belonged  to  the  Home,  and 
went  to  the  Adolescent  Center 
where  he  spoke  with  Joyce 
Shepard,  a  teacher  at  the 
Adolescent  Center  school  who 
coaches  the  Barium  soccer 
team,  about  donating  his  ser- 
vices to  the  Home  as  a  soccer 
instructor  during  his  vacation. 

Bannerman  worked  with  an 
average  of  12  boys  and  girls  at 
the  Center  for  an  hour  a  day, 
three  days  a  week,  helping 
develop  both  their  skills  and 
game  strategies.  Some  of  these 
youth  played  for  select  soccer 
teams  in  their  communities. 

Shepard  said  that  the 
youths  had  learned  a  great 
deal  about  soccer  from  Greg, 
but  they  had  also  learned  a 
great  deal  about  camaraderie 
and  team  spirit  from  him  too. 

"The  change  in  them  when 
they  get  involved  in  something 
they  enjoy  is  remarkable,"  said 
Bannerman.  "They  let  bar- 
riers drop  when  they  get  on  the 
soccer  field,  and  they  learn 
how  to  help  each  other  out  in  a 
common  goal  instead  of  shut- 
ting everyone  out." 

Bannerman  said  he  loves  to 
help  young  people  who  want  to 
play  soccer  because  he  grew  up 
on  a  farm  in  northern  Scotland 


Greg  Bannerman,  right  foreground,  works  on  soccer 
techniques  with  Adolescent  Center  youth 


where  he  had  no  one  to  help 
him  practice.  He  began  play- 
ing when  he  was  four  or  five, 
and  he  taught  his  collie  how  to 
return  the  ball  to  him  so  he 
could  practice.  Since  then,  he's 
tried  to  help  interested 
children  when  he  can. 


Bannerman  played  for  the 
British  Army  at  the  age  of  15 
and  also  in  the  Highland 
League,  a  semi-professional 
soccer  league  in  Scotland. 
Teams  in  this  league  and 
others  vie  for  a  chance  to  go  to 
the  Scottish  Cup. 


IN  MEMORY— IN  HONOR 

Barium  Springs  Home  for  Children 


Donor 


Address 


My  gift  of  $_ 
I  wish  to 


is  enclosed 


Honor 


.  Remember 


Name  of  Honoree  of  Deceased 


Address 


On  the  occasion  of  _ 


Date  of  death  (if  applicable)  _ 

Survivor  to  notify  

Address  


Relationship  to  survivor  or  honoree  

Mail  to:  P.O.  Box  1,  Barium  Springs,  NC  28010 


The  Presbyterian  News,  August  U>90,  Page  li 


Bible  Study — Lesson  1,  August  1990 


The  Church  in  Acts:  The  Community 
Empowered  by  God's  Spirit    Acts  2.1-21 


This  month  Union  Theological  Seminary  As- 
sociate Professor  Rebecca  Harden  Weaver  starts 
a  new  set  of  Bible  study  lesson  guides.  The 
Presbyerian  Women's  Bible  Study  for  1990-91 
is  Tongues  of  Fire:  Power  for  the  Church  Today 
by  Clarice  J.  Martin.  It  is  available  through  the 
Horizons  Bible  Study  Distribution  Center.  Call 
toll  free  1-800-272-5484. 

By  REBECCA  HARDEN  WEAVER 

The  Acts  of  the  Apostles  was  written  sometime 
between  A.  D.  70  and  100  as  a  companion  piece 
to  the  Gospel  According  to  Luke.  The 
preponderance  of  evidence  suggests  that  both 
books  had  the  same  author,  who  has  conven- 
tionally been  called  Luke. 

Purpose  of  Acts 

The  connection  between  the  Gospel  and  Acts 
is  suggested  by  the  fact  that  both  books  begin 
with  a  brief  statement  addressed  to  someone 
identified  only  as  Theophilus.  As  the  purpose  of 
writing  the  Gospel  had  been  to  provide 
Theophilus  with  a  narrative  of  "all  that  Jesus 
began  to  do  and  teach,  until  the  day  when  he 
was  taken  up,"  (Acts  1.1-2),  the  purpose  of  Acts 
was  to  provide  him  with  a  further  narrative  of 
the  events  that  characterized  the  formation 
and  spread  of  the  church.  The  author  seems 
intent  upon  reassuring  the  reader  that  the 
emergence  of  the  church  was  in  direct  con- 
tinuity with  the  events  related  in  the 
Gospel:  the  Jesus  known  through  the  Gospel 
account  is  also  the  risen  Lord  now  encountered 
in  the  church. 


The  Challenges  of  the  Early  Church 

What  Acts  offers  us,  therefore,  is  a  window 
on  early  Christianity.  After  the  ascension  of 
Jesus  his  followers  were  faced  with  an  enor- 
mous task.  Stated  baldly,  they  had  to  decide 
what  it  meant  to  be  Christians  without  the 
benefit  of  precedents  or  models  to  guide 
them.  Of  course,  they  were  Jews,  but  because 
they  believed  that  the  God  of  Israel  had  acted 
in  a  radically  new  fashion  in  Jesus,  they  could 
not  simply  continue  in  their  old  patterns  of 
belief  and  practice. 

Fairly  quickly  these  first  Christians  were 
faced  with  some  awesome  questions.  In  order 
to  preach  about  Jesus,  they  had  to  clarify  their 
own  beliefs  about  him,  particularly,  his 
relationship  to  the  God  of  Israel.  Furthermore, 
as  more  and  more  Gentiles  became  believers, 
the  church  had  to  determine  which  elements 
from  Judaism  could  and  should  be  dropped  and 
which  ones  must  be  maintained  as  essen- 
tial. Christians  also  had  to  decide  how  they 
should  relate  to  the  surrounding  culture,  in- 
cluding the  pagan  state.  And  as  women  came 
into  prominence  within  this  new  movement, 
decisions  had  to  be  made  regarding  their  ap- 
propriate role.  Even  the  elements  of  worship 
and  organizational  structure  had  to  be  deter- 
mined. 

Question  for  consideration:  To  what  ex- 
tent are  we  today  confronted  by  the  same  kinds 
of  issues  that  the  early  church  faced? 

Resources  for  the  Task 

What  the  author  of  Acts  sought  to 
demonstrate  was  that  the  earliest  believers,  in 
confronting  these  monumental  decisions,  were 
not  left  to  their  own  devices.  They  had  access  to 
resources  that  enabled  them  to  remain  faithful 


Dr.  Weaver 


to  the  Jesus  of  the  Gospel.  Three  of  these 
resources  dominate  the  second  chapter  of 
Acts:  (1)  the  accounts  of  eye-witnesses,  (2)  the 
Hebrew  scriptures,  and  (3)  the  Holy  Spirit. 

(1)  The  chapter  begins  with  the  followers  of 
Jesus  gathered  in  prayer.  It  is  they  who  first 
receive  the  outpouring  of  the  Spirit,  and  it  is 
they  who  are  the  first  to  proclaim  the 
gospel.  Moreover,  it  is  one  of  the  Twelve,  Peter 
in  fact,  who  gives  the  first  sermon  (2.14).  Thus 
it  is  the  trustworthy  testimony  of  eye-witnesses 
that  sets  the  pattern  for  all 
later  testimony. 

(2)  What  stands  out  imme- 
diately in  Peter's  sermon  is 
his  use  of  Hebrew  scriptures 
(Joel  2:29-32).  The  meaning 
of  scripture  and  of  present  ex- 
perience were  interpreted  by 
reference  to  each  other.  Luke 
had  already  reported  that  on 
Easter  the  risen  Lord  had  ex- 
plained to  his  followers  those 
matters  in  the  scriptures  that 
referred  to  him  (Lk  24:27), 
and  now  they  continued  this 
process  on  behalf  of  others. 
(3)  The  third  resource  on  which  these  first 
Christians  relied  was  the  Holy  Spirit.  The  gift 
of  the  Spirit  is  portrayed  by  the  author  of  Acts 
as  a  direct  fulfillment  of  the  promise  made  by 
Jesus  immediately  prior  to  his  ascension  (Lk 
24:49;  Acts  1.8).  Peter  also  interprets  the  event 
as  fulfillment  of  the  Old  Testament  prophecy. 
It  is  the  Spirit,  therefore,  that  ultimately  en- 
sures the  continuity  between  the  earthly  min- 
istry of  Jesus  and  the  ministry  of  the  com- 
munity of  the  risen  Jesus.  It  is  only  with  the 
outpouring  of  the  Spirit  that  the  community  is 
enabled  to  understand  its  own  message  and 
empowered  to  proclaim  it. 

Questions  for  consideration:  In  what 
ways  do  the  resources  available  to  the  first 
Christians  function  also  for  us?  What  means 
do  we  employ  to  insure  the  fidelity  of  our  wit- 
ness? 


The  Gift  of  the  Holy  Spirit 

A  question  that  we  might  raise  today,  how- 
ever, concerns  the  precise  character  of  the  gift 
of  "other  tongues"  (2:4).  The  effect  of  the  gift  on 
this  occasion  seems  to  have  been  the  transfor- 
mation of  the  once-timid  followers  of  Jesus  into 
highly  effective  witnesses.  The  author  of  Acts 
even  describes  them  as  speaking  in  foreign 
languages  (2:4,6,8,11). 

The  gift  of  "tongues"  we  find  here  differs, 
therefore,  from  the  gift  of  "tongues"  mentioned 
elsewhere  in  Acts  (10.46;  19.6)  and  in  I  Corin- 
thians 14.  In  these  other  instances  the  gift 
seems  to  refer  to  ecstatic,  unintelligible  speech, 
and,  in  fact,  the  phenomenon  of  glossolalia 
seems  to  have  been  an  important  feature  of 
some  early  Christian  communities.  In  all  in- 
stances in  Acts  the  phenomenon  is  treated  as  a 
divine  gift. 

As  remarkable  as  some  of  these  early  expres- 
sions of  the  work  of  the  Spirit  may  seem,  it  is 
important  to  note  that  the  operation  of  the 
Spirit  is  described  in  Acts  as  a  highly  public 
action.  The  emphasis  is  not  on  the  individual 
recipient  but  on  the  wider  community.  The 
bestowal  of  the  Spirit  empowered  the  church  to 
proclaim  the  gospel  to  the  world. 

Question  for  consideration:  How  might 
we  understand  the  work  of  the  Spirit  today? 


Interfaith  TV  network  expands  programming  hours 


NEW  YORK,  N.Y.— The 
Vision  Interfaith  Satellite 
Network  (VISN),  expanded  its 
programming  day  to  24  hours 
beginning  July  2.  The  decision 
to  increase  VISN's  program- 
ming hours  was  based  upon 
widespread  affiliate  and 
viewer  requests  for  round-the- 
clock  service. 

As  part  of  this  new  expan- 
sion, VISN  will  add  13  new 


series  to  its  broad-based 
schedule  of  documentaries, 
drama,  music,  worship  and 
children's  programming. 

Highlights  of  the  new  series 
slated  for  prime  time  and 
other  dayparts  include  such 
diverse  programs  as  "Heart  of 
the  Matter,"  a  current  affairs 
report;  "Keepers  of  the  Earth," 
and  environmental  documen- 
tary series;  "Family  Pictures," 


drama  series;  "Encounter,"  in- 
terviews and  profiles;  "Sacred 
Songs,  Sacred  Spaces,"  a 
music  series;  and  "Join  In!,"  a 
series  for  children. 

VISN  was  recently  honored 
with  the  CINE  Golden  Eagle 
Award  and  a  New  York  Emmy 
for  its  critically  acclaimed 
documentary,  "Faithful 
Defiance:  A  Portrait  of  Des- 
mond Tutu." 


The  Presbyterian  Predicament:  Six  Perspectives.  Milton 
J.  Coalter,  John  M.  Mulder  and  Louis  B.  Weeks,  series  editors. 
Essays  by  Robert  Wuthnow,  Edward  W.  Farley,  Barbara  G. 
Wheeler,  Benton  Johnson,  Gayraud  S.  Wilmore,  and  Barbara 
Brown  Zikmund.  Westminster  /  John  Knox  Press.  1990.  180  pp. 
Paper.  $12.95. 

Presbyterians,  one  of  the  three  original  denominations  of 
America's  religious  mainstream,  remained  at  the  center  of  na- 
tional influence  for  nearly  two  centuries.  However,  in  the  past 
25  years,  along  with  the  rest  of  the  Protestant  mainstream,  they 
have  suffered — losing  one-third  of  their  members.  As  part  of  a 
long-term  effort  to  encourage  examination  of  that  phenomenon. 
The  Presbyterian  Predicament,  first  of  a  seven-volume  series,  a 
case  study  of  one  denomination,  examines  the  conditions, 
whether  theological,  cultural,  ecclesiastical,  or  political,  that  lie 
behind  the  symbol  of  shifting  allegiances. 

These  six  perspectives  from  different  disciplines  approach 
the  theme  from  various  viewpoints,  each  striving  to  analyze  The 
Presbyterian  Predicament  and  offer  an  interpretation  and  re- 
sponse. 

One  essay  traces  the  decline  of  Presbyterianism  to  the  decline 
of  American  denominationalism  generally,  while  another  advo- 
cates serious  recovery  of  biblical  and  theological  inquiry.  One 
contributor  explores  the  character  of  particular  churches  as 
congregations,  and  another  examines  the  demise  of  a  "Pres- 
byterian" Sabbath  observance.  One  chronicles  the  journey  of 
Black  Presbyterians  through  the  twentieth  century,  while  the 
last  notes  how  theology  has  changed  under  the  unprecedented 
impact  of  women  entering  the  ministry.  These  six  essays  com- 
bine to  form  and  shape  an  analysis  of  the  experience  of  one 
mainline  church's  predicament. 

The  series  editors  are  from  Louisville  Presbyterian  Theo- 
logical Seminary.  Milton  J.  Coalter  is  library  director  and  as- 
sociate professor  of  bibliography  and  research;  John  M.  Mulder 
is  president  and  professor  of  historical  theology;  and  Louis  B. 
Weeks  is  dean  and  professor  of  church  history. 

When  You  Are  Facing  Change.  By  J.  Bill  Ratliff 
Westminster  /  John  Knox  Press.  1989.  142  pp.  Paper.  $9.95. 

This  is  the  second  volume  in  the  Resources  for  Living  series 
edited  by  Andrew  D.  Lester.  It  discusses  the  changes,  both 
chosen  and  unchosen,  that  we  encounter,  and  how  in  these 
unique  circumstances  there  is  the  possibility  for  new  beginnings 
and  experiences. 

The  author,  an  assistant  professor  of  applied  theology  at 
Earlham  College  in  Indiana,  raises  the  questions  of  change.  He 
acknowledges  that  change  is  an  organic  part  of  the  creation.  To 
have  a  beginning  and  an  end  as  a  created  being  means  that 
change  is  built  into  the  created  order.  However,  change  is 
alternatively  welcomed  and  resisted. 

Ratliff  recognizes  the  ambivalence  of  change  and  acknow- 
ledges the  stress  and  the  faith  implications.  The  reader  is  then 
led  through  the  transition  and  encouraged  to  view  change  with 
new  eyes,  expecting  surprising  and  satisfying  rewards  from  the 
transition  process. 

When  You  Are  Facing  Change  sees  change  occurring  to  per- 
sons in  two  primary  contexts,  one  the  family  and  the  other  the 
community  of  faith.  Throughout  this  book  these  two  identifiable 
resources  are  seen  as  either  helping  or  impeding  the  process  of 
transition. 

A  Teachable  Spirit:  Recovering  the  Teaching  Office  in 
the  Church.  By  Richard  Robert  Osmer.  Westminster /  John 
Knox  Press.  1990.  Paper.  301  pp.  $14.95. 

"In  A  Teachable  Spirit  Richard  Osmer  has  written  what  may 
be  the  book  in  Christian  education  for  the  decade  of  the  1990s. 
Osmer's  book  dissects  the  contemporary  malaise  of  mainline 
churches  and  proposes  a  solid,  yet  visionary  foundation  for  a 
third  way  that  goes  beyond  tepid  liberalism  on  the  one  hand  and 
rigid  new-conservatism  on  the  other.  This  book  challenges  pas- 
tors and  laity  to  reclaim  the  teaching  office  of  the  church.  It  is 
indispensable  for  leaders  of  the  church  and  for  academicians  in 
theology  and  religious  education."  — James  Fowler,  Candler 
Professor  of  Theology  and  Human  Development,  Emory  Univer- 
sity, Atlanta,  Ga. 

Mainline  Protestantism,  says  Osmer,  faces  a  difficult  task  in 
noting  the  absence  of  an  authentic  teaching  office  in  its  contem- 
porary life.  Reflecting  on  this  absence,  individuals  are  left  to  sort 
out  their  own  understanding  of  God  and  the  moral  life  or  turn 
to  groups  that  offer  absolutes  to  fill  experienced  voids.  A  third 
way  between  this  individualism  and  authoritarianism  is  the 
thesis  of  this  book. 

Osmer  argues  and  urges  mainline  churches  to  make  their 
unique  contribution  to  the  American  scene  by  recovering  a 
stronger  understanding  of  the  teaching  office. 

A  precondition  for  recovery  is  the  cultivation  of  a  teachable 
spirit:  an  openness  to  the  instruction  of  others  that  is  grounded 
in  a  strong  affirmation  of  the  sovereignty  of  God  and  an  aware- 
ness of  personal  and  corporate  sin. 

Osmer  is  assistant  professor  of  Christian  education  at  Union 
Theological  Seminary  in  Virginia. 


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Page  12,  Tl\e  Presbyterian  News,  August  1990 

Retreats  planned 


The  Presbytery  of  New  Hope 
Youth  Committee  has  an- 
nounced plans  for  an  exciting 
two-day  1990  fall  beach 
retreat  at  the  Sheraton  in  At- 
lantic Beach  from  Nov.  2-4,  for 
senior  highs  (grades  9-12)  and 
their  advisors. 

The  theme  for  the  retreat 
will  be  Working  Together  in 
the  Body  of  Christ.  Conference 
speaker  is  Jimmy  Hawkins 
with  entertainment  provided 
by  93  DLX  Sound  Factory. 

The  approximate  cost  of  the 
retreat  will  be  $40-$45. 
Scholarships  are  available  ac- 
cording to  need.  Send  in  your 
registrations  as  soon  as  pos- 
sible to  Ms.  Debbie  Pearson, 
Camp  New  Hope,  P.  O.  Box 
16295,  Chapel  Hill,  NC 
27516.  Checks  should  be  made 


payable  to  the  Presbytery  of 
New  Hope. 

In  addition  to  the  Beach 
Retreat,  two  exciting  spring 
retreats  are  also  being 
planned  for  1991.  The  Senior 
High  Spring  Retreat  will  be 
held  at  Camp  New  Hope,  April 
12-14.  A  middle  school  (grades 
6-8)  spring  retreat  will  also  be 
held  at  Camp  New  Hope,  May 
3-5.  Both  retreats  will  have  an 
estimated  charge  of  ap- 
proximately $35  per  par- 
ticipant. 

All  questions  concerning 
any  of  the  above  retreats 
should  be  directed  to  George 
Murray,  Wanoca  Presbyterian 
Church,  921  East  6th  St., 
Washington,  NC  27889. 
Telephone:  (919)  975-3024. 


Growing  together 


Wonderin'  how  your  church 
will  staff  church  school  and 
other  program  offerings? 
Wishing'  you  could  talk  with 
other  church  leaders  about  is- 
sues and  problems?  Searchin' 
for  ideas  and  varied  ways  to 
manage  missions,  make  lesson 
plans  and  sing  more  lustily? 
Lookin'  for  ways  to  make  the 
liturgical  cycle  the  model  for 
wholeness  and  meaning  in 
personal  and  cultural  life? 

Your  wish  will  be  granted 
September  22  at  Wilson  First 
Presbyterian  Church.  New 


Hope's  leadership  training 
event  begins  at  9:00  that 
morning  and  sends  you  on 
your  way  full  of  energy  at  3:00. 
Seminar  leaders  come  from  a 
variety  of  pockets  on  the  patch 
work  of  Presbyterianism's 
map:  Hein,  Holt,  Isbell,  Leith, 
Dew,  Edwards,  Ridenour  and 
so  on! 

This  is  your  "Sweepstakes" 
dream  come  true.  Gather  as 
much  wealth  as  you  can  so 
your  church  can  grow  together 
with  others  in  New  Hope  Pres- 
bytery. 


Need  C.E.  help? 


The  Christian  Education  Com- 
mittee of  The  Presb3i:ery  of 
New  Hope  has  a  list  in  the 
office  of  qualified  consultants 
who  would  be  more  than  will- 
ing to  help  you  in  the  areas  of: 

Nursery 

Preschool 

Youth  Church  School 
Youth  Fellowship 
Broadly  Graded 
Intergenerational 
Work  Camps 
Singles 
Older  Adults 
VCS 

Church  Libraries 
Children  in  Worship 
Children  at  the 


Lord's  Table 
Adult  Education 
Church  School 

Attendance 
Recruiting,  Training  & 

Support  of  Teachers 
Family  Enrichment 
Curricular 
Church  School 

Administration 
Summer  Activities 
Youth  Retreats 

We  are  asking  that  you  pay 
expenses.  An  honorarium  may 
be  paid  if  that  is  within  your 
budget.  For  more  information, 
please  contact  Marilyn  Hein 
(919)977-1440. 


Mark  your  calendar 

Sept.  22       Growing  together  -  Wilson  First 
Sept.  28-29  A  New  Day  Dawning  -  Rocky  Mount 
Nov.  2-4       Senior  High  Retreat  (grades  9-12) 

-  Atlantic  Beach 
April  12-14, 1991  Senior  High  Spring  Retreat 

-  Camp  New  Hope 
May  3-5, 1991    Middle  School  (grades  6-8)  Spring  Retreat 
-  Camp  New  Hope 


Information  needed 


Do  you  know  of  exciting  things 
happening  in  your  church  or  in 
the  presbytery?  Please  share 
these  events  with  others  by 
sending  pictures  and  articles 


to  Sylvia  Goodnight,  Rt.  16, 
Box  150,  Greenville,  NC 
27858  or  call  (919)  756-3991. 
Pictures  and  articles  will  be 
returned  if  requested. 


Outreach  Ministries  Unit  has  dinner 


A  special  dinner  meeting  in- 
cluding all  the  committee 
members  and  at-large  mem- 
bers of  presbytery's  Outreach 
Ministries  Unit  was  held  on 
June  7  at  the  First  Pres- 
byterian Church  of  Rocky 


Mount.  The  theme  for  the 
meeting  was  "The  Vision  of  the 
Presbytery,  Through  Out- 
reach." The  keynote  speaker 
was  Al  Thomas,  executive 
presbyter  and  stated  clerk  of 
the  presbytery. 


August  1990 


Sylvia  Goodnight,  Editor 


A  New  Day  Dawning 


It  is  likely  that  you  have 
friends  who  are  not  Chris- 
tians. Yet  most  of  us  would 
have  a  hard  time  telling  others 
about  the  faith  that  is  at  the 
center  of  our  lives. 

Or  perhaps  your  local  con- 
gregation needs  to  grow,  and 
there  are  people  in  your  neigh- 
borhood who  desperately  need 
to  be  a  part  of  your  church 
family.  How  do  you  get  the  two 
together? 

The  Rev.  Ray  Cobb,  pastor 
of  Triangle  Presbyterian 
Church  and  the  moderator  of 
our  presbytery's  evangelism 
committee,  summed  up  this 
dilemma  well  when  he  said: 
"We  agree  that  evangelism 
should  be  a  priority  for  the 
church,  but  we  wonder  how  we 
can  do  evangelism  in  an  effec- 
tive way  that  allows  us  to  be 
true  to  our  theology  and  tradi- 
tion as  Presbyterians." 

The  Evangelism  Committee 


Aid  request  due 

Small  churches  needing  finan- 
cial assistance  have  a  new 
committee  created  especially 
to  address  their  needs,  the 
Church  Program  Support 
Committee. 

Until  vacancies  on  the  com- 
mittee are  filled  by  presbytery, 
small  churches  needing  finan- 
cial assistance  in  1991  should 
send  their  requests  to  the  at- 
tention of  Sandy  McGeachy  at 
the  office  of  presbytery,  Suite 
136,  Station  Square,  Rocky 
Mount,  NC  27804. 

New  church  developments 
and  redevelopment  congrega- 
tions will  continue  to  relate  to 
the  New  Church  Development 
and  Redevelopment  Commit- 
tee. They  should  send  their  re- 
quests to  that  committee's 
moderator,  Bill  Goodnight,  Rt. 
2,  Box  119,  Winterville,  NC 
28590. 

Requests  should  be  made  in 
July  to  insure  consideration  of 
all  needs  prior  to  the  commit- 
tees submitting  their  budget 
requests. 


New  manual 

The  New  Church  Develop- 
ment and  Redevelopment 
Committee  of  the  Presbytery 
of  New  Hope  is  developing  a 
manual  to  guide  the  develop- 
ment of  new  congregations 
within  the  presbytery. 

The  manual  will  seek  to  out- 
line the  process  from  the  early 
research  stage,  through  pur- 
chase of  property,  appoint- 
ment of  an  administratrive 
commission,  calling  of  a  mini- 
ster, first  worship  service,  ap- 
pointment of  a  local  steering 
committee,  organization  into  a 
congregation,  building  of  the 
first  unit,  and  eventually  join- 
ing with  presbytery  in  estab- 
lishing still  another  new 
church  development. 

Comments  and  suggestions 
should  be  directed  to  Bill 
Goodnight,  Rt.  2,  Box  119, 
Winterville,  NC  28590. 


is  planning  a  special  con- 
ference that  will  help  us  be 
effective  Presbyterians  in  this 
important  task. 

The  conference  will  be  held 
on  Friday  and  Saturday,  Sept. 
28-29  at  the  Sheraton  Hotel  in 
Rocky  Mount.  Cost  of  the  con- 
ference, including  meals,  con- 
ference materials  and  a  room 
at  the  Sheraton  will  be  only 
$25  per  person.  (Those  coming 
to  the  conference  from  outside 
the  bounds  of  the  Presbytery  of 
New  Hope  will  need  to  pay 
$65.) 

It  is  hoped  that  a  large 
group  from  every  church  will 
come  and  then  carry  back  their 
excitement  and  the  informa- 
tion to  their  local  settings. 
This  is  a  conference  that  will 
benefit  pastors,  officers  and 
any  lay  person  with  an  inter- 
est in  their  church's  growth  as 
well  as  practical  and  effective 
ways  to  share  the  Good  News 
of  our  living  faith. 

Guest  speaker  for  the  con- 
ference will  be  Dr.  Gary 
Demarest,  associate  director 
of  evangelism  for  the  Evan- 
gelism and  Church  Develop- 
ment Unit  of  the  Presbyterian 
Church  (U.S.A.).  He  is  also  an 


Dr.  Gary  Demarest 

adjunct  professor  at  Fuller 
Theological  Seminary.  Before 
taking  his  current  position 
with  the  denomination.  Dr. 
Demarest  was  pastor  of  La 
Canada  Presbyterian  Church 
for  23  years.  He  is  also  the 
author  of  several  books. 

Please  note  the  conference 
schedule  on  this  page  and  send 
in  your  registration  form 
today.  Your  evangelism  com- 
mittee invites  all  of  us  to 
Celebrate  the  New  Day  Dawn- 
ing in  New  Hopel 


Conference  Schedule 


FRIDAY 

9:00  p.m. Registration 
6:30  p.m. Dinner 
7:30  p.m.  Welcome 
7:45  p.m.  Plenary  Session 
8:30  p.m.  Break 
8:45  p.m.  Group  Meetings 
9:30  p.m.  Conclusion  and  Fel- 
lowship 

SATURDAY 

7:00  a.m. Morning  Meditation 


8:00  a.m  .Breakfast 

9:00  a.m  .Worship 

9:45  a.m.  Plenary  Session 

10:30  a.m.  Break 

10:45  a.m.  Group  Meetings 

11:30  a.m.  Break 

Noon  Lunch 

1 :00  p.m.  Plenary  Session 
1:45  p.m.  Break 
2:00  p.m.  Group  Meetings 
2:45  p.m.  Worship  and  Com- 
missioning 


Conference  Facilities 


The  conference  will 
be  held  at  the 
Sheraton  Hotel  in 
Rocky  Mount,  lo- 
cated just  off  the 
U.S.  64  bypass 


A  NEW  DAY  DAWNING  IN  NEW  HOPE 

Practical  Help  with  Evangelism 


Registration  Form 


Name 


Address 


Phone:  (home). 
Church  


(office). 


(  )  Pastor  (  )  Director  of  Christian  Education  (  )  Layperson 
Enclosed  $  for  registration 


Roommate  preference  

Make  checks  payable  to:       New  Hope  Presbytery 

Suite  136,  Station  Square 
Rocky  Mount,  NC  27804 

Registration  deadline  is  Sept.  10,  1990 


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^  The  Presbyterian  News 

"     ofthe  Synod  of  the  Mid-Atlantic 


New  Hope 
Presbytery  News 
See  page  12. 


September  1990 


Vol.  LVI,  Number  8 


Richmond,  Va. 


Mrs.  MacLeod 
dies,  moderator 
hurt  in  accident 
on  interstate 

Helen  "Coppie"  Boggs  Mac- 
Leod, wife  of  Synod  of  the  Mid- 
Atlantic  Moderator  John  D. 
MacLeod,  died  Saturday,  Aug. 
11,  in  a  car- truck  accident  on 
1-95  near  Rocky  Mount,  N.C. 

Mrs.  MacLeod  was  killed 
when  the  car  she  was  driving 
was  struck  by  a  truck  as  she 
pulled  onto  the  interstate 
highway  shortly  after  10  p.m. 
Dr.  MacLeod  was  riding  with 
his  wife  and  received  back  and 
neck  injuries.  He  was  treated 
in  a  Rocky  Mount  hospital  and 
released  four  days  later. 

A  memorial  service  for  Mrs. 
MacLeod  was  held  Sunday, 
Aug.  19  at  West  Raleigh  Pres- 
byterian Church.  Harriet  Is- 
bell,  pastor  of  West  Raleigh 
Church,  and  Edward  A.  Mc- 
Leod,  pastor  of  Kings  Grant 
Presbyterian  Church  in  Vir- 
ginia Beach,  Va.,  led  the  ser- 
vice. 

Mrs.  MacLeod  was  born 
Aug.  30, 1923  in  Danville,  Va., 
the  daughter  of  William  and 
Mattie  Boggs. 

An  educator,  she  held 
bachelor's  degrees  from 
Lynchburg  College  and  the 
Presbyterian  School  of  Chris- 
tian Education.  She  taught 
nine  years  in  Virginia  Beach, 
Va.  and  was  a  substitute 
teacher  for  five  years  in  St. 
Petersburg,  Fla. 

Active  in  the  ministry  and 
administration  of  the  Pres- 
byterian church  since  the 
1940s,  she  taught  Bible  school 
and  worked  in  the  Women's 
Auxiliary,  rolling  bandages 
during  the  Korean  War. 

She  was  a  former  president 
of  the  women  of  West  Raleigh 
Church,  where  she  received 
her  life  membership  award. 
She  was  also  a  former  presi- 
dent of  Raleigh  Church 
Women  United  and  officer  in 
the  North  Carolina  Pres- 
b5d;erian  Historical  Society. 

The  MacLeods  were  mar- 
ried Sept.  18, 1945  in  Danville. 

Mrs.  MacLeod  is  survived 
by  her  husband,  two 
daughters,  two  sons,  five 
grandsons  and  one  grand- 
daughter. 

Memorial  contributions 
may  be  sent  to  West  Raleigh 
Presbyterian  Church,  Box 
5635,  Raleigh,  NC  27650. 
These  will  be  made  into  a  con- 
tribution to  the  Presbyterian 
Women's  Scholarship  Fund  of 
the  Presbyterian  Church, 
(U.S.A.). 


Come  and  See  What  God  Has  Done 

Inside  this  issue  some  of  you  will 
receive  a  special  four-page 
mission  insert  tri-spon- 
sored  by  your  presby- 
tery, the  synod,  and  the 
General  Assembly.  It 
is  being  carried  in  edi- 
tions for  Baltimore, 
Eastern  Virginia, 
National  Capital  and 
New  Castle  presbyter- 
ies. Some  other  presbyter- 
ies will  have  inserts  in  the 
October  Presbyterian  News. 


Massanetta  board 
retains  consultants 


Massanetta  Springs  has 
retained  a  professional  con- 
sulting firm  to  perform  a  vi- 
ability study  for  the  conference 
center. 

Completion  of  the  study  still 
depends  upon  the  successful 
solicitation  of  funds  for  this 
purpose.  Several  presbyteries 
and  other  sources  have  been 
approached  for  financial  sup- 
port to  help  fund  the  study. 

Kercher,  Bacon  and  As- 
sociates of  Cartersville,  Ga. 
and  Hickory,  N.C.  has  been 
retained  to  perform  the 
viability  study  at  a  cost  not  to 
exceed  $18,540.  The  Mas- 
sanetta task  force  on  re-open- 
ing, chaired  by  Nancy  Clark  of 
Germantown,  Md.,  met  Aug. 
16-17  in  Richmond  to 
negotiate  with  the  consult- 
ants. 

Due  to  budget  constraints, 
the  consultants  are  only 
authorized  to  prepare  a  study 
questionnaire.  At  its  Sept.  16- 
17  meeting,  the  Massanetta 
Springs  Board  of  Trustees  will 


review  the  questionnarie  and 
decide  if  the  funds  are  avail- 
able to  continue  with  the 
study. 

If  the  board  votes  to  cancel 
the  study,  it  will  owe  about 
$4,000  for  the  preparation 
phase,  said  Clark. 

Clark  said  the  decision  to 
proceed  with  the  viability 
study  is  based  upon  the 
board's  desire  to  have  the 
results  late  this  year  or  early 
in  1991.  After  receiving  the 
report,  the  board  is  expected  to 
decide  whether  to  reopen  the 
conference  center,  located 
near  Harrisonburg,  Va. 

A  facilities  study  has  been 
postponed  until  later,  said 
Clark.  That  study  will  only 
take  a  week  to  complete  and 
the  viability  study  is  more 
critical  at  this  time,  she  said. 

In  other  business  during 
the  July  board  meeting,  the 
trustees  elected  two  more 
members  to  the  board.  They 
are  Lawson  Drinkard  III  of 
continued  on  page  4 


Peace  leadership 
event  set  for  April 


A  synod-wide  event  for 
peacemaking  leaders  is  in  the 
planning  stages  as  the  result 
of  the  first  meeting  of  the 
synod's  Peacemaking  Partner- 
ship. 

Peacemaking  in  the  90s,  a 
training  event  for  presbytery 
peacemaking  leaders,  will  be 
held  April  26-28,  1991  at  the 
Howard  Johnsons  Midtown 
Hotel  in  Richmond. 

The  conference  will  seek  to 
identify  and  inform  par- 
ticipants about  emerging 
peacemaking  issues  and 
programs.  It  will  also  attempt 
to  inspire,  stimulate  and 
stretch  their  thinking  and 
equip  them  with  "how  to"  sug- 
gestions for  program  im- 
plementation in  the  pres- 
byteries. 

Issue  presentations  sched- 
uled include  "Ethical  Guide- 
lines for  Earth-Keeping,"  "Na- 
tional Security  and  World 
Security,"  and  "God  Has  Many 
Names." 

Each  presbytery  in  the 
s3rnod  will  be  invited  to  send 
five  representatives  to  the  con- 
ference. 

The  Peacemaking  Part- 
nership's initial  meeting  in 
July  started  with  a  presenta- 
tion by  Dick  Watts  of  the 
General  Assembly's  Social 
Justice  and  Peacemaking 
Unit.  He  talked  about  where 
the  program  is  as  a  whole  and 
and  made  suggestions  for  the 
synod's  partnership  efforts  in 
peacemaking.  The  latter  in- 
cluded giving  peacemaking 
visibility  through  synod  struc- 
tures and  events,  and  working 
at  sustaining,  supporting  and 
helping  presbytery  peacemak- 
ing committees. 


Three  emerging  issues  were 
identified  by  the  partnership 
group:  ecojustice;  planetary 
interdependency;  and  inter- 
faith  dialogue  and  Pres- 
byterian integrity.  Issues  that 
continue  to  need  attention  are 
racial  tensions,  anti-sersiitism 
and  the  Klan  and  other  hate 
groups. 

Betty  Buermann  of  New 
Castle  Presb5rtery  reported  on 
the  recent  Peacemaking  2000 
event  held  in  Washington, 
D.C.  Fifteen  hundred  persons 
attended  the  June  gathering 
at  American  University. 

Jean  Cooley  of  the  James 
was  elected  chair  and  Charles 
Forbes  of  Baltimore  was 
elected  vice  chair  for  the 
group.  Their  election  will  be 
submitted  to  the  synod's 
Partnership  Development 
Unit  for  approval. 

Other  presbytery  repre- 
sentatives attending  the  ini- 
tial meeting  of  the  group  were 
Cheryl  Duke  (interim  chair) 
from  Roanoke,  Va.,  Janie 
Mountcastle  of  the  Peaks, 
Frank  Dew  of  Salem,  Lennart 
Sandquist  of  Shenandoah, 
Harold  McKeithen  of  Eastern 
Virginia,  and  Elmon  Brown  of 
Abingdon.  Synod  Associate 
Executive  Wayne  Moulder  is 
the  staff  liaison. 

The  Peacemaking  Partner- 
ship grew  out  of  a  1988  con- 
sultation on  peacemaking  at 
Montreat.  Partnership  mini- 
stries usually  cover  areas  that 
are  presbytery-based,  but 
benefit  from  cooperation  be- 
tween presbyteries. 

The  Peacemaking  Part- 
nership's next  meeting  is 
scheduled  for  Jan.  9-10,  1991 
at  the  synod  office. 


Nwagbaraocha  appointed  Barber-Scotia  president 


Dr.  Joel  O.  Nwagbaraocha, 
new  Barber-Scotia  president 


The  Presbyterian  News 
P.O.  Box  27026 
Richmond,  VA  23261 
(USPS  604-120) 


Of 


CONCORD,  N.C— The  Board 
of  Trustees  of  Barber-Scotia 
College  has  appointed  Dr.  Joel 
O.  Nwagbaraocha  as  president 
of  the  college.  Dr.  Nwag- 
baraocha was  the  vice  presi- 
dent for  academic  affairs  and 
professor  of  education  at  Voor- 
hees  College,  Denmark,  S.C. 

Prior  to  that,  he  was  the 
vice  president  for  planning 
and  operations  analysis  and 
professor  of  Education  at  Mor- 
gan State  University, Bal- 
timore, Md.;  director  of  in- 
stitutional management,  aca- 
demic planning  and  faculty 
development  program  at  the 
Institute  for  Services  to  Edu- 
cation, Washington,  D.C;  and 
a  Harvard  Teaching  Fellow. 

In  addition  to  his  respon- 
sibilities at  Morgan  State  and 
Voorhees  College,  Dr.  Nwag- 
baraocha has  served  as  a 
professional  consultant  to  over 
100  post-secondary  institu- 
tions including  many  histori- 
cally black  colleges  and 
universities.  Institution- wide 
planning,  budgeting,  manage- 
ment and  fund  procurement 
were  the  emphases  of  his  con- 
sulting services. 


He  also  served  as  consult- 
ant to  the  U.S.  Department  of 
Education,  American  Council 
on  Education,  United  Negro 
College  Fund,  Moton  Institute 
and  several  other  educational 
organizations. 

Dr.  Nwagbaraocha  received 
a  diploma  from  Cambridge 
University,  Cambridge, 
England;  a  bachelor's  degree 
in  mathematics  and  a  diploma 


in  physics  from  Norfolk  State 
University;  a  master's  of 
education  degree  and  a  doc- 
torate of  education  degree 
with  emphasis  on  education 
planning  and  management 
from  Harvard  University. 

He  and  his  wife,  Patsy, 
formerly  of  Memphis,  Tenn. 
are  the  parents  of  four  sons: 
Jason,  Erick,  Jonathan,  and 
John. 


Christian  Vocation  Sunday  focus 
is  career  and  personal  counseling 


The  Synod  of  the  Mid- 
Atlantic's  annual  observance 
of  Christian  Vocation  Svmday 
was  Sept.  2. 

The  synod's  Career  and  Per- 
sonal Counseling  Service 
prepared  and  mailed  to  all 
churches  in  the  synod  a  packet 
of  suggestions  on  how  chur- 
ches could  observe  the  day. 

"Each  year  a  number  of  con- 
gregations use  this  Sunday  to 
emphasize  the  connection  be- 
tween work,  life  and  faith," 
said  Counseling  Center  Direc- 
tor Dr.  Elbert  Patton. 

Synod's  counseling  service 


operates  on  a  basic  premise 
that  each  individual  is  called 
to  serve  God  through  every 
area  of  life.  The  purpose  of  ob- 
serving Christian  Vocation 
Sunday  is  to  help  the  people: 

*  understand  the  concept  of 
Christian  vocation  as  the  call 
to  serve  God  and  humanity 
through  every  area  of  life; 

*  interpret  the  place  of  work 
within  the  vocation  of  a  Chris- 
tian; 

*understand  how  Chris- 
tians' work  and  working 
relationships  witness  to  .hei;' 

continued     p<'^.s;e  4 


Page  2r  The  Presbj^terian  News,  September  1990 

Presbyterian  Women  more  than  just  Presbyterian  women 


By  ANNE  TREICHLER 

It  has  been  a  summer  on  the  road  for 
Presbyterian  Women.  In  June  over  700 
women  attended  the  two  conferences 
held  on  the  campus  of  the  University  of 
Richmond.  In  July,  113  women  from 
this  synod  went  to  Iowa  for  a  training 
event  for  enablers  and  moderators  in 
the  synods  and  presbyteries. 

In  August,  more  went  to  Montreat 
for  the  annual  women's  conference 
planned  by  the  Women's  Ministry 
Unit.  In  the  fall,  the  presbytery  PW's 
will  be  holding  more  training  events 
and  spiritual  nurture  retreats. 

What  makes  Presbyterian  women 
willing  to  give  time  for  these? 

From  the  very  beginnings  of  the 


Home  Missionary  Societies  and 
Foreign  Missionary  Societies,  women 
took  a  lead  in  raising  the  money  to  send 
missionaries  and  teachers  to  "the 
field."  Barrels  of  clothing  and  books 
were  sent  to  the  South,  the  American 
frontier,  to  Africa  and  India.  Women 
could  bake  and  sew,  pack  and  send — 
but  the  pastor  must  be  present  to  pray. 
One  early  account  states  "for  who 
knows  what  these  women  would  pray 
for?" 

Who  was  the  first  woman  brave 
enough  to  pray  with  the  women — and 
they  to  listen? 

As  the  early  missionary  societies 
joined  into  an  organization  for  women 
in  the  churches,  so-called  training 
events  became  the  norm.  The  term 


"empowerment"  was  not  heard  of,  but 
the  principle  was  the  same.  Em- 
powered to  lead,  empowered  to  know 
the  Presbyterian  church  and  its  work. 

Empowerment  brings  with  it  a 
sense  of  community,  a  community  of 
common  goals,  common  needs,  com- 
mon beliefs. 

One  part  of  my  summer  on  the  road 
came  when  I  chose  to  drive  to  Iowa  and 
then  on  to  Texas.  It  had  been  a  long- 
time since  I'd  driven  that  distance 
rather  than  fly — but  it  gave  me  an  op- 
portunity to  see  the  land  again.  And  to 
get  off  the  interstate  highway  lets  one 
see  the  small  towns  we  stereotype  as 
our  typical  American  communities. 
Many  are  djdng  because  of  highway 
re-routing,  declining  rail  traffic,  ex- 
hausted natural  resources.  People 
have  moved  away  leaving  closed  stores 
and  boarded-up  buildings  to  those  who 
had  no  place  to  go. 

But  other  towns  and  cities  are  thriv- 
ing because  a  sense  of  community  was 
present  and  the  common  need  was  to 
make  the  future  productive,  not  dis- 


astrous. 

The  first  proposed  design  for  the 
new  women's  organization  for  the  PC 
(U.S.A.)  was  entitled  "Community  of 
Presbyterian  Women."  Enough  of  us 
objected  to  this  use  of  conunvmity  that 
it  was  dropped.  It  was  not  that  we 
objected  to  being  in  community,  but 
rather  that  to  declare  that  we  were  in 
community  meant  that  others  were 
not. 

I'm  more  convinced  than  ever  that 
our  premise  was  correct — community 
cannot  be  declared.  It  happens.  It  hap- 
pens when  PW  members  meet  for 
prayer  and  study,  for  training  for  effec- 
tive leadership,  for  working  for  mis- 
sion. And  our  vision  and  hope  is  not 
that  the  community  be  only  women  in 
the  Presbji;erian  Church  but  women 
everywhere  working  together  in  a  com- 
mon goal  of  "witnessing  for  the  promise 
of  God's  kingdom." 

Anne  Treichler  of  Williamsburg,  Va. 
is  moderator  of  the  Presbyterian 
Women  of  the  Synod. 


Commentary 


Readers' Response 

Evangelism  is  essential  for  survival;  National  Council  criticized 


We  have  received  and  read  The  Pres- 
byterian News,  Vol.  LVI,  Number  6, 
July  1990. 

The  headline  of  the  top  article  of 
Page  One  begins:  "Falling  Revenues..." 

On  pages  2  and  3  are  four  state- 
ments: 

1.  "...goals  for  the  synod" 

2.  "Charge  to  the  Synod" 

3.  "Charge  to  the  Executive" 

4.  Statement  by  the  new  Synod  Ex- 
ecutive 

We  note  that  the  responsibility  and 
need  and  practice  of  evangelism  are  not 
mentioned  nor  suggested  in  any  of 
these  printed  official  statements. 

In  view  of  the  tragic  decline  in  the 
membership  of  the  Presbyterian 
Church  every  year  for  the  last  twenty 


The 
Presbyterian 
News 

Published  monthly  by  the 
Synod  of  the  Mid-Atlantic, 
Presbyterian  Church,  (U.S.A.) 

John  Sniffen,  Editor 

Carroll  Jenkins, 
Publisher 

Mailing  Address: 
P.O.  Box  27026 
Richmond,  VA  23261 

Phone: 
(804)342-0016 

POSTMASTER: 
Send  address  changes  to 
Synod  of  the  Mid-Atlantic 

P.O.  Box  27026 
Richmond,  VA  23261 

Second  Class  Postage  Paid 
at  Richmond,  VA  23232 

and  additional  post  offices. 
USPS  No.  604-120 
ISSN  #0194-6617 

Vol.  LVI 
September  1990 

August  1990  circulation 
158,123 


years,  we  have  been  and  we  are  dying 
out.  It  would  seem  that  personal  evan- 
gelism should  be  Number  One  on  any 
present  agenda  for  Presbyterians.  If 
we  do  not  recover  the  persuasion  and 
practice  of  evangelism,  the  Pres- 
bjrterian  Church  will  become  a  footnote 
in  history  in  the  not-too-distant  future. 

Russell  Jaberg 
Gainesville,  Fla. 


Become  Gospel  Gossipers 

The  Kingdom  of  God  is  the  rule  of 
God  in  the  heart  of  man. 

It  is  not  a  place  or  a  property. 

The  Rule  of  God  reaches  us  through 
Jesus  Christ 

To  anyone,  and  everyone  who  believes 
in  Christ. 

It  is  not  work,  worries,  or  wisdom  of  this 
world. 

The  Rule  of  God  is  now  and  later,  too. 

We  are  invited  to  become  jolly  joiners 
and  "gospel  gossipers." 

We  are  to  love  the  unlovable  and  to  feed 
the  poor. 

It  is  not  the  comforts  of  this  world,  or 
walk-in  closets. 

The  Rule  of  God  is  loving  everybody,  our 
kind  and  other  kinds. 

Loving  God  enables  us  to  love  ourselves 
and  others  as  ourselves. 

Love  is  faith  in  action,  and  hope  for 
future  glory. 

Love  is  forgiving,  not  having  grudges  or 
grumblings. 

The  Kingdom  of  God  is  the  place  of  the 
repair  of  broken  hearts. 

The  Rule  of  God  is  to  become  a  servant 
of  many, 

To  give  one's  everything  to  win  a  soul 
for  the  kingdom, 

To  have  our  heads  chopped  off  like  John 
the  Baptist. 

To  be  hung  on  the  Cross  and  to  pray 
"Father,  forgive  them." 

The  Kingdom  of  God  is  "gossiping  the 
gospel"  over  the  phone. 

In  the  streets  and  stores,  hospitals  and 
prisons  and  palaces. 

Everywhere  on  this  earth — except  in 
the  cemeteries. 

Elizabeth  Caraman  Payne 
Bridgewater,  Va. 


NCCC  bias  alleged 

Enclosed  you  should  find  copies  of  two 
pages  of  a  story  that  the  V.F.W. 
magazine  carried  in  January  of  1990. 
Also  a  section  of  a  Baltimore  Sun  story 
on  the  atrocity  committed  by  the 
Filipino  Communist.  This  identifies 
and  describes  those  who  don't  like  the 
results  of  Democracy  and  turn  to  ter- 
rorism to  get  what  they  want  or  need. 

I  would  like  to  suggest  we  re-ex- 
amine the  reason  we  became  part  of 


November 

4  Global  Mission  Update 

7-9 
9-11 

29-Dec.  1 
December 

27-29       Winter  Festival 
29-Jan.  1  Youth  Yuletide  Festival 


The  National  Council  of  Churches. 
They  supported  the  communist  in 
every  argument  these  last  20  years.  We 
should  look  at  the  activities  of  the 
hierarchy  of  our  church  in  Nicaragua. 
They  misled  our  church  into  thinking 
the  Nicaraguans  wanted  communism 
and  disregard  anything  they  said 
favorable  about  the  rebels  in  El  Sal- 
vador. 

William  A.  Patterson,  Sr. 
Midlothian,  Md. 


Hill 

ncrc* 


PSCE/UTS/Synod/ 
Presbytery  of  the  James 

PSCE/UTS 

PSCE/UTS 
PSCE/NCCC 


Montreat 
Montreat 


For  more  information  contact  the  hosting  organization  at  the  addresses 
or  phone  numbers  listed  below. 

Louisville  Presbyterian  Theological  Seminary,  Office  of  Continuing 
Education,  1044  Alta  Vista  Rd.,  Louisville,  KY  40205-1798 
or  phone  (502)895-3411. 

Massanetta  Springs,  Inc.,  P.O.  Box  1286,  Harrisonburg,  VA  22801 
or  phone  (703)  434-3829. 

Montreat  Conference  Center,  P.O.  Box  969,  Montreat,  NC  28757 
or  phone  (704)  669-2911 

Presbyterian  School  of  Christian  Education  (PSCE) 

Continuing  Education  Center,  1205  Palmyra  Ave., 
Richmond,  VA  23227 

Union  Theological  Seminary  in  Virginia  (UTS), 

Office  of  Continuing  Education,  3401  Brook  Rd., 
Richmond,  VA  23227 


Upcoming  Conferences 


October 

8-10         New  Directions  in  Worship 
8-1 2         Older  Adult  Conference 
12-14       Presbyterian  Church 

in  the  Twentieth  Century 
15-17       Wee  Kirk  Conference 
21-24       Peacemaking  Conference 

25-  27       Art  and  Craft;  of  Prayer 

26-  28       Recreation  Workshop 

*to  be  held  at  Northern  Va.  4- 
26-28       Autumn  Outdoors  Weekend 


PSCE/UTS 
Montreat 

Louisville  PTS 
Montreat 
Montreat 
PSCE/Richmond 
Massanetta  Sprir 
H  Center,  Front  Royal 
Montreat 


Confirmation  in  the  Reunited 
Presbjrterian  Church 
The  Family 

of  the  Church  Professional 
Multiculturalism  and  the  Church 


PAID  FOR  BY  FRIENDS  AND  SUPPORTERS  OF  UNION  THEOLOGICAL  SEMINARY 


Union  Theological  Seminary 

^  IN  VIRGINIA     .o^^  ^ 


IN  VIRGINIA 

Marty  Torkington,  Editor  il 


September  1990 


''VVIRCINV'' 


To  Sell  the  Church,  Or  Not?:  Marketing  Strategies  for  the  '90s 


Not  everyone  agrees 
wholeheartedly  with  Norene 
"Rusti"  Evans,  but  when  she 
speaks,  they  listen.  This 
founder/director  and  lead 
trainer  of  Sharing  Associates  of 
Springfield,  Virginia,  shows 
church  leaders  how  to  market 
their  congregations  effectively 
to  a  pubhc  jaded  by  fast-paced 
media.  Evans  was  on  campus 
in  July  to  address  pastors  and 
laypersons  at  the  seminary's 
yearly  Church  Business 
Administrators  Conference. 

"We  must  learn  how  to 
cominunicate  with  our 
audience,"  said  Evans,  "and 
that  means  to  replace  'churchy 
words'  with  words  more  ap- 
pealing and  understandable  to 
the  public."  To  do  this  right, 
she  claims,  church  leaders 
must  learn  how  to  use  the 
media  to  express  their  faith.  "It 


is  important  for  us  to  learn  to 
share  our  faith  stories  with 
people  in  a  clear,  visual  man- 
ner, using  plenty  of  pictures." 

Does  the  Presbyterian 
Church  (U.S.A.)  recommend 
such  intentional  efforts  at 
promotion?  "There  is  a  1986 
book.  The  Communicating 
Church,  by  Charles  E.  Swann 
(former  vice  president  at 
Union),"  said  Evans.  "Reach- 
ing people  through  the  media 
today  presents  even  greater 
challenges."  Evans  has 
produced  her  own  handbook 
for  church  public  relation  direc- 
tors called  A  New  Ministry. 

Sixty-five  church  workers 
from  across  the  country 
attended  Session  1  of  the  two- 
part  training  series  that 
prepares  them  for  accredita- 
tion as  church  business 
administrators.  □ 


Norene  Evans 


New  Directions 
in  Presbyterian 
Worship 


October  8-10,  1990 
Richmond,  Virginia 


Plenary  sessions  on  The 
Presbyterian  Hymnal  and 
the  "Directory  for  Worship' 


16  workshops  on  the 
supplemental  liturgical 
resources,  the  new  Revised 
Standard  Version  of  the 
Bible,  and  the  role  of  the  arts 

For  full  description  of  the  event 
call  The  Rev.  Mary  Jane  Winter 
(804)355-0671 


Church  leaders  need  to  use  the  media  to  attract  attention  according  to  Norene  "Rusti"  Evans  who  addressed 
the  Church  Business  Administrators  Conference  recently.  She  advises  use  of  appealing  language  and  no  more 
"churchy  words." 

Seminary  Professor  Welcomes  African 
Ctiurch  l^eader,  Nelson  Mandela 


Union  Seminary  professor 
Nora  Tubbs  Tisdale,  instructor 
in  homiletics  and  worship,  was 
among  those  who  greeted 
Nelson  Mandela  in  New  York 
City  on  June  21,  as  he  arrived 
for  the  first  leg  of  his  United 
States  tour.  She  and  other 
religious  leaders  in  the  country 
had  been  invited  to  attend  a 
private  session  with  the  recently 


released  political  prisoner  and 
a  worship  service  following  at 
Riverside  Church.  Tisdale 
reports  it  was  a  joyous  wel- 
come for  the  anti-apartheid 
champion. 

"The  service  brought 
together  denominational  and 
ecumenical  representatives  of 
many  Christian  and  Jewish 
traditions  in  a  celebration  of 


Books  for  Botswana: 
Help  Needed 


•Union  Seminary's  Interna- 
tional Theological  Library 
Book  Project  packages  and 
mails  books  free  of  charge  to 
universities,  colleges,  and 
seminaries  overseas.  It  is  a  big 
undertaking;  to  date  they  have 
sent  over  16,000  volumes. 

The  project  relies  on  the 
help  of  volunteers  (students, 
staff,  faculty  and  families,  as 
well  as  local  church  groups  and 
retired  persons).  These  volunteers 
sort  and  record  donated  books 
and  package  them  for  mailing. 

Postage  is  the  real  cost  of 
the  project.  Although  economi- 
cal canvas  bags  are  used,  costs 
remain  high.  Right  now,  the 
project  is  living  "on  faith" — 
that  is,  it's  about  $800  in  the 
hole — and  awaits  the 
generosity  of  individuals  and 
church  groups  to  donate  funds 
for  mailing.  Several  thousand 
books  are  ready  to  go  out. 

More  and  more  requests 


arrive  each  week.  In  the  past 
month,  the  project  has  added 
more  schools  to  the  list:  two  in 
Brazil,  one  in  Botswana,  one  in 
India,  one  in  Malawi,  and 
recently  one  in  Yugoslavia. 


Union  Seminary  now  sends 
books  to  43  schools  in  30 
countries! 

The  project  needs  money, 
gifts  of  books,  and  volunteers. 
If  you  can  help  with  any  of 
these  needs,  contact  Dr.  John 
Trotti,  seminary  Hbrarian,  at 
(804)  355-0671.  □ 


praise  and  thanksgiving,"  said 
Tisdale. 

Tisdale  is  a  member  of  the 
Central  Committee  of  the 
World  Council  of  Churches.  □ 


Despite  national 
trends . . . 

to  the  contrary.  Union 
Seminary's  incoming  class  is  its 
largest  in  four  years.  Fifty-nine 
men  and  women  from  across 
the  states  and  from  overseas 
countries  have  begun  their  first 
year  of  seminary  training.  Of 
that  group,  17  are  from  pres- 
byteries in  the  Synod  of  the  Mid- 
Atlantic. 

Charlotte  Presbytery 

James  Edwin  Martin  III 
Coastal  Carolina 

WiUiam  Frank  Daniels 

John  Lenning  Frye 
Eastern  Virginia 

Gary  James  Bunch 

Philip  Walter  Oehler 

Norman  Lynn  Story 
Presbytery  of  the  James 

Anne  Corder  Dinwiddle 

Barbara  A.  Hedin 

Parke  Douglas  Pendleton,  Jr. 

Connie  Smith  Wilkerson 

William  Andrew  Wilkerson,  Jr. 
National  Capital 

Christopher  Elliot  Keish 

Seok  Kywoo  Pyon 

Samuel  Chong  Kyoon  Shin 
New  Hope 

Shane  William  Tippett 

William  Warfielcl  '  Vinters  □ 


PAID  FOR  BY  FRIENDS  AND  SUPPORTERS  OF  UNION  THEOLOGICAL  SEMINARY 


P&g'^  4,  IIt;*^  Pr  esbyterian  News,  September  1990 

Synod  School  cancelled;  other 
summer  events  successful 


With  one  exception,  the  sum- 
mer of  1990  was  a  successful 
one  for  conferences  and  events 
within  the  synod. 

The  debit  on  the  ledger  was 
the  cancellation  of  the  Sjmod 
School  set  for  July  8-1 3  at  Ran- 
dolph Macon  Woman's  College 
in  Lynchburg,  Va.  The  event 
was  cancelled  due  to  lack  of 
interest  and  its  fiiture  is  in 
doubt. 

The  Synod  School  Planning 
Committee  has  requested  that 
the  Synod  Educational  Mini- 
stries Committee  and/or 
Partnership  Development 
Unit  consider  alternative  op- 
portunities for  leadership 
training  in  the  presbyteries 
and  churches. 

The  committee  further 
recommended  that  the  op- 
portunities be  regional  or 
multi-presbytery  events  and 
that  short-term  (one-day  or 
weekend)  events  be  con- 
sidered. 

These  recommendations, 
along  with  a  request  to  dis- 
solve the  planning  committee, 
will  go  to  the  Synod  Council. 

Synod  school  has  been  a 
part  of  the  Synod  of  the  Mid- 
Atlantic  and  two  of  its  antece- 
dent bodies — the  s3mods  of  the 
Virginias  and  Piedmont — 
since  1976. 

While  noting  the  good  ac- 
complished through  past 
synod  schools,  the  plarming 
committee  said  there  is  no 
longer  a  mandate  for  the 
school  "as  it  has  existed"  due  to 
changes  in  the  Church  and 
society.  The  committee  stated 
that  the  Educational  Mini- 
stries Committee  and  Partner- 
ship Development  Unit  of  the 
synod  now  cover  the  respon- 
sibilities formerly  handled  by 
the  committee. 

Pix  Mahler  of  Lynchburg, 
Va.  and  J.  Herbert  Nelson  of 
Greensboro,  N.C.  chaired  the 
Synod  School  Planning  Com- 
mittee. 


Men's  Conference 

One-hundred  forty  persons 
attended  the  second  annual 
conference  of  the  Presbyterian 
Men  of  the  Synod  of  the  Mid- 
Atlantic  at  Eagle  Ejoie  Con- 
ference Center  near  Lynch- 
burg, Va. 

Guest  speakers  were  Dr.  T. 
Hartley  Hall  FV,  president  of 
Union  Theological  Seminary 
in  Virginia,  and  UTS  Professor 
of  Pastoral  Counseling  Dr. 
William  V.  Arnold. 

Earl  Russell  of  Charlotte, 
N.C.  was  installed  as  presi- 
dent of  the  synod  men,  suc- 
ceeding Floyd  Gilbert  of  Vir- 
ginia Beach,  Va.  Other  officers 
are  Executive  Vice  President 
Ray  Griffin  of  Lumberton, 
N.C.;  Vice  President  for  Con- 
ference Ben  Norris  of  Oak- 
ton,  Va.;  Vice  President  for 
Missions  Robert  A.  Hahn  of 
Lynchburg,  Va.;  Secretary 
Herman  Fant  of  Charlotte, 
N.C;  Treasurer  Dominick 
DeSarro  of  Virginia  Beach, 
Va.;  Publicity  Chair  Vivian 
Moses  Jr.  of  Washington, 
D.C.;  Synod  Representative 
James  B.B.  Harris  of 
Washington,  D.C.;  and  Mini- 
ster Advisor  Dr.  Edward  Mc- 
Leod  of  Virginia  Beach,  Va. 

Women's  Conferences 

More  than  700  persons  at- 
tended the  two  women's  con- 
ferences, June  1 5-1 7  and  1 8-21 
at  the  University  of  Richmond. 
Dr.  Clarice  Martin,  author  of 
the  1991  Women's  Bible 
Study,  was  a  featured  speaker 
for  the  first  session.  The  Rev. 
Carol  T.  "Pinky"  Bender,  a  cur- 
riculum writer  for  the 
PC(USA)  and  pastor  of  Mc- 
Quay  Presbjrterian  Church  in 
Charlotte,  N.C,  addressed  the 
second  session. 

Anne  Treichler,  mod- 
erator for  the  synod's  Pres- 
byterian Women,  said  that  113 
women's  leaders  from  the 
synod  attended  the  national 


training  event  July  12-16  in 
Ames,  la. 

Youth  Caravan 

Twenty-nine  persons  from 
five  presbyteries  participated 
in  the  synod's  annual  Youth 
Caravan  to  the  Global  Mission 
Conference,  July  22-28  at 
Montreat. 

The  Rev.  Sally  Campbell- 
Evans  from  Stony  Point  (N.Y.) 
Retreat  Center  was  their 
leader.  International  par- 
ticipants from  Ethiopia  and 
Mexico  shared  lodging  at 
Lookout  Lodge  with  the  Mid- 
Atlantic  participants.  Pearl  M. 
Watterworth  of  Springfield, 
W.  Va.  coordinated  the  Youth 
Caravan. 

Korean  Families 

More  than  200  persons  par- 
ticipated in  the  Family 
Retreat  Conference  of  the 
Korean  churches  Aug.  9-11  in 
Richmond.  The  theme  was 
"Directions  in  the  90s  for 
Korean  Immigrant  Churches." 
In  addition  to  several  semi- 
nars and  revival  meetings, 
there  was  a  special  presenta- 
tion by  the  Halleluia  Tae 
Kwon  Do  Mission  Team. 

Next  month  The  Pres- 
bjrterian  News  will  report  on 
summer  acitivites  at 
Chesapeake  Center  and  Wil- 
liam Black  Lodge. 


News  in  Brief 

The  First  Presbyterian  Church  of  Fayette ville,  N.C. 

will  celebrate  its  190th  anniversary  on  Oct.  14  with  a  special 
service  featuring  Dr.  Ben  Lacy  Rose,  a  son  of  the  church. 
Joseph  W.  Walker  is  pastor. 

Wythe  Presbyterian  Church  in  Hampton,  Va.  is 
celebrating  its  50th  anniversary  this  month.  The  event 
starts  Saturday,  Sept.  29  with  a  gathering  in  Robinson  Park 
featuring  fellowship,  games,  vespers,  and  music.  On  Sun- 
day, Sept.  30,  there  will  be  a  special  worship  service  starting 
at  10:30  a.m.  at  the  church.  A  luncheon  on  the  grounds  will 
follow  and  a  timecapsule  will  be  opened  and  re-sealed. 
Kenneth  E.  Boyer  is  the  pastor  of  Wythe  Church. 

Bob  McMurray  has  been  named  director  of  church  rela- 
tions for  Montreat- Anderson  College.  For  the  past  16 
years  he  co-owned  and  was  general  manager  of  McMurray 
Chevrolet  Co.  He  holds  a  bachelor's  degree  in  business 
management  from  Appalachian  State  University.  He  and 
his  family  attend  Black  Mountain  (N.C.)  Presbyterian 
Church. 

Grace  Covenant  Presb5rterian  Church  of  Richmond  is 
offering  high  quality  audio  cassette  tapes  of  "52  Great 
Sermons"  as  part  of  its  200th  anniversary  celebration.  The 
sermons  cover  250  years  of  preaching,  from  John 
Wither  spoon  and  Jonathan  Edwards  in  the  18th  century  to 
Joan  SalmonCampbell,  last  year's  PC(USA)  moderator. 
Other  well-known  names  include  Peter  Marshall,  Woodrow 
Wilson,  Henry  Van  Dyke,  James  Stewart,  Phillip  Brooks, 
George  Buttrick,  Halford  Luccock  and  Ralph  Sockman. 
There  is  one  sermon  per  tape  and  each  tape  is  $6  (discounts 
for  quantity  orders).  Order  information  is  available  by  writ- 
ing to  "52  Great  Sermons,"  Grace  Covenant  Church,  1627 
Monument  Ave.,  Richmond,  VA  23220. 

National  Capitol  Presbytery  has  recently  addressed 
what  it  calls  a  crisis  of  integrity.  Members  issued  a  state- 
ment as  religious  leaders  concerning  questions  of  fundamen- 
tal justice,  ethics  and  morality  in  the  trial  of  the  mayor  and 
other  happenings  in  the  Washington  D.C  area. 


Career  and  Personal  Counseling  Service  available 


continued  from  page  1 

faith; 

*  deal  creatively  with  career 
change  or  retirement  within 
the  concept  of  Christian  voca- 
tion; and 

*  be  aware  of  services  of- 
fered by  Synod's  counseling 
centers  in  Laurinburg  and 
Charlotte,  N.C. 

The  Career  and  Personal 
Counseling  Service  offers  a 
comprehensive,  three-day  pro- 
gram that  focuses  on  all 
aspects  of  one's  life  in  deter- 


mining the  vocational  call.  An 
alternate  two-day  program 
focuses  more  strictly  on  career 
planning.  These  programs  are 
for  adults. 

In  addition,  CPCS  has 
traditionally  offered  a  pro- 
gram for  high  school  youths 
who  need  to  know  about  pos- 
sible educational  and  occupa- 
tional choices  and/or  may  need 
assistance  in  planning  post- 
high  school  education  or  train- 
ing. This  program  is  coor- 
dinated through  the  churches 


hum 


A 

Continumg 
Care 
Retirement 
Community 


With  four  residential  options 
and  a  comprehensive 
health  center,  Glenaire 
will  cater  to  a  wide  range 
of  needs  and  interests. 
Here,  residents  will  find 
comfort  and  security, 
fi"iendship  and  fellowship, 
peace  and  privacy,  recreation 
and  social  activities  —  all 
within  a  community  of 
interesting  people  who 
share  common  values  and 
care  about  each  other. 
Glenaire  is  a  division  of 


The  Presbyterian  Homes, 
Inc. 

Applications  are  now 
being  taken  for  residency 
in  1992. 

For  more  information 
about  Glenaire,  call 
919/460-8095  or  write: 
Glenaire, 
P.O.  Box  4322 
Gary,  NC  27519 


& 


or  on  an  individual  basis. 

The  Career  and  Personal 
Counseling  Service  also  offers 
special  programs  for  church 
professionals  and  candidates 
for  the  ministry. 

More  information  relative 
to  Christian  Vocation  Sunday 
is  available  from  Glenda  Phil- 
lips or  Dr.  Patton  at  the  Career 
and  Personal  Counseling  Ser- 
vice, St.  Andrews  Pres- 
byterian College,  Laurinburg, 
NC  28352  (phone  919  276- 
3162),  or  from  Sue  Setzer, 
Career  and  Personal  Counsel- 
ing Service,  4108  Park  Rd., 
Suite  200,  Charlotte,  NC 
28209  (phone  704  523-7751). 


Two  named  to 
Massanetta  board 

continued  from  page  1 

Charlottesville,  Va.  and  Jim 
Gilkeson  of  Harrisonburg, 
Va.  Their  election  was  ap- 
proved by  the  Synod  Council 
during  a  conference  call  on 
Aug.  21. 

Drinkard,  an  elder  at  First 
Church  of  Charlottesville,  is 
an  architect.  Gilkeson,  a 
charter  member  of  Trinity 
Church  of  Harrisonburg,  is  a 
former  construction  company 
vice  president. 

Their  election  brings  the 
total  board  membership  up  to 
22  trustees. 

Correction 

In  the  July  issue  of  The 
Presbj^erian  News  the  Mas- 
sanetta Springs  endowment 
was  incorrectly  listed  as  being 
$1  million  (page  one,  Mas- 
sanetta gets  green  light...).  Ac- 
cording to  Finance  Committee 
Chair  Anne  Treichler,  the  en- 
dowment is  now  $650,000. 


The  Presbyterian  News,  September  1 990,  Page  3 

Louisville  Seminary  hosts  event  on  Presbyterian  Church  in  20th  century 


LOUISVILLE,  Ky.— Louis- 
ville Presbyterian  Theological 
Seminary  will  host  the  first 
conference  on  the  findings  of  a 
major  study  of  the  Pres- 
byterian Church  in  the  20th 
century.  The  conference  will 
be  held  Oct.  12-14. 

The  Louisville-based  study, 
funded  by  the  Lilly  Endow- 
ment, involves  more  than  60 


researchers  working  on  more 
than  50  different  projects  for 
nearly  three  years.  John 
KnoxAVestminster  Press  is 
publishing  the  study  results  in 
a  series  of  volumes  entitled. 
The  Presbyterian  Presence: 
The  Twentieth  Century  Ex- 
perience. 

Kejmote  addresses  at  the 
conference  will  be  delivered  by 


the  Rev.  Dorothy  Bass,  visit- 
ing professor  of  theology  at 
Valparaiso  University,  and 
Craig  Dykstra,  vice  president 
for  religion  of  the  Lilly  Endow- 
ment. 

Presentations  will  be  made 
by  the  three  directors  of  the 
Louisville  Presbyterian  study 
— the  Rev.  Milton  J.  Coalter, 
library  director  and  associate 


professor  of  bibliography  and 
research;  the  Rev.  Louis  B. 
Weeks,  seminary  dean  and 
professor  of  church  history; 
and  the  Rev.  John  M.  Mulder, 
president  and  professor  of  his- 
torical theology. 

Other  speakers  are  the  Rev. 
Sang  Lee,  associate  professor 
of  theology  at  Princeton 
Theological  Seminary,  and  the 


Rev.  Elizabeth  Nordbeck, 
dean  of  Andover-Newton 
Theological  Seminary. 

Tuition  is  $200  per  person. 

For  more  information  con- 
tact the  Rev.  Barbara 
Tesorero,  Office  of  Continuing 
Education,  LPTS,  1044  Alta 
Vista  Rd.,  Louisville,  KY 
40205-1798  or  phone  (502) 
895-3411. 


Massanetta  Recreation  Workshop  Oct.  26-28  at  Front  Royal,  Va. 


Massanetta  Springs,  Inc.  will 
sponsor  a  recreation  leader- 
ship training  workshop  Oct. 
26-28  at  the  Northern  Virginia 
4-H  Center  in  Front  Royal,  Va. 

The  event  is  designed  for 
adult  lay  leaders,  clergy,  and 
educators  involved  in  recrea- 
tional ministry.  Individual 
youth,  age  18  and  older  and 
who  have  recreational  leader- 
ship responsibility,  are  also  in- 
vited to  participate. 

Morning  courses  and 
leaders  will  be: 

Basic  Recreation  with  Char- 
les Steele; 

Dancing  to  Carols  and 
Hymns  with  Glenn  Banner- 
man; 

Give  Puppets  a  Hand  with 
Anne  Tedder  and  Judy  Cul- 
lom; 


911  (Emergency)  Recreation 
with  Barbara  Chalfant; 

Never  Too  Few  (Small 
Group  Recreation)  with  Henry 
Woodall; 

Pageants,  Plays,  and 
Presentations  with  Paul  Os- 
borne; and 

Gray  Hair  and  I  Don't  Care 
(Older  Adult  Recreation)  with 
Carlita  Hunter. 

Afternoon  courses  and 
leaders  will  be: 

Basic  Square  Dance  and 
How  to  Call  Easy  Figures  with 
Glenn  Bannerman; 

Class  Crafts  with  Barbara 
Chalfant; 

Goof  Proof  Games  for  Youth 
with  Anne  Tedder; 

Gray  Hair  and  I  Don't  Care 
with  Carlita  Hunter; 

Joyful  Worship  with  Judy 


Cullom;  and 

Theatre  Games  for  All  Ages 
with  Paul  Osborne. 

Each  participant  may 
choose  one  morning  and  one 
afternoon  class.  The  workshop 
begins  with  registration  at  3 
p.m.  Friday,  Oct.  26  and  ends 
with  lunch  on  Sunday,  Oct.  28. 

Total  cost  is  $125  per  per- 
son, including  lodging,  meals 
and  all  activities.  For  informa- 
tion and  a  registration  form 
write  to  Massanetta  Springs, 
Inc.,  P.O.  Box  1286,  Harrison- 
burg, VA  22801  or  phone  (703) 
434-3829. 

A  limited  number  of 
scholarships  are  available.  For 
scholarship  information  con- 
tact Jim  Kirkpatrick  at  Wal- 
densian  Presbyterian  Church, 
Valdese,  NC  28690. 


Feminist  theology  conference  Oct.  21-23 


The  Resource  Center  for 
Women  and  Ministry  in  the 
South  will  sponsor  a  con- 
ference for  women  Oct.  21-23 
at  Camp  Bethel  near  Roanoke, 
Va. 

The  conference  is  designed 


for  women  in  religious  work 
and  women  with  an  interest  in 
feminist  theology.  The  theme 
will  be  "Scriptural  Subversion: 
A  Feminist  Perspective  on 
Hebrew  Scriptures." 

Dr.  Phyllis  Trible,  Ba- 


Peck  to  lead  Sept.  17  seminar 
on  growth  and  healing 


CHAPEL  HILL,  N.C.— Dr. 
Scott  Peck,  author  of  The  Road 
Less  Travelled,  will  lead  a 
seminar  and  discussion  On 
Growth  and  Healing  at  the 
Omni  Europa  Hotel  here  Mon- 
day, Sept.  17. 

The  seminar  is  sponsored 
by  the  Duke  Cancer  Patient 
Support  Program.  Topics  to  be 
covered  include  Growing  Up 
Painfully:  Consciousness  and 
the  Problem  of  Pain;  Blame 
and  Forgiveness;  Matter, 


Psyche,  Spirit  and  Society. 

The  seminar  starts  at  8:30 
a.m.  and  ends  at  4  p.m. 
Registration  is  $50  or  $35  for 
students  and  includes  a  box 
lunch.  A  limited  number  of 
scholarships  are  available. 

Tickets  may  be  purchased 
by  sending  a  check  payable  to 
the  Duke  Cancer  Patient  Sup- 
port Program,  c/o  Carolyn 
Hartley,  81 09  Clear  Brook  Dr. , 
Raleigh,  NC  27615.  For  infor- 
mation call  (919)  684-3238. 


Christianity  in  Many  Places 
Global  Mission  Update 

Nov.  4, 1990   1 :30-7:30  p.m. 
at  Presbyterian  School  of  Christian  Education 
1205  Palmyra,  Richmond,  Va. 

Keynote  Speaker:  Dr.  John  Kinney 

Dean  of  the  School  of  Theology, 
Virginia  Union  University,  Richmond,  Va. 

Workshops  on  Korea,  Indonesia,  Central  America, 
Ghana,  South  Africa,  Zaire,  Taiwan,  Middle  East, 
Eastern  Europe  and  Brazil 

International  Food  Faire  Festival 

Sponsored  by 

Presbytery  of  the  James 
Presbyterian  School  of  Christian  Education 
Synod  of  the  Mid- Atlantic 
Union  Theological  Seminary  in  Virginia 

Cost:  $3  per  person,  maximum  price  per  family  $10 
Pre-registration  encouraged  but  not  required 
For  further  information 
please  call  Jean  Hess,  evenings,  at  804-730-1576. 


Idwin  Professor  of  Sacred 
Literature  at  Union  Theologi- 
cal Seminary  in  New  York 
City,  will  be  resource  person 
for  the  conference.  She  is  a  na- 
tive of  Richmond,  Va.  and  a 
graduate  of  Meredith  College 
in  Raleigh,  N.C.  She  is  a 
respected  scholar  of  Hebrew 
Scriptures. 

Registration  for  the  con- 
ference is  $110  and  includes 
program,  meals  and  lodging. 
Registration  deadline  is  Oct. 
12.  For  more  information  con- 
tact the  resource  center,  P.O. 
Box  7725,  Durham,  NC  27708 
or  phone  (919)  687-0408. 


The  Massanetta  Recreation 
Workshop  is  endorsed  by  the 
Annual  Recreation  Workshop, 
a  five-day  training  experience 
at  Montreat  each  May.  Par- 


ticipants in  Massanetta 
workshop  may  receive  one  con- 
tinuing education  unit  from 
the  Presbyterian  School  of 
Christian  Education. 


Albemarle 


Full-Service 
Rental  &  Life  Care 
Retirement 
Living 


The  Reverend 
Harold  J.  Dudley,  D.D. 


"Twelve  months  ago,  Mrs.  Dudley  (Avis)  and  I  settled 
at  The  Albemarle.  It  is  a  Retirement  Community  'Par 
Excellence',  located  close  to  banks,  shops,  post  office, 
etc.  The  food  and  services  are  superior." 


For  additional  information  call  (919)  823-2799  or  mail 
this  form  to  The  Albemarle,  200  Trade  Street,  Tarboro, 
North  Carolina  27886. 


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Campus  Ministries  in  the  Synod  of  the  Mid-Atlantic 

Serving  the  Future  Now! 


Wilmington 


MARYLAND 

/?  IDE 

2,  3  •  College  Park 
4,  5,  6  •  Washington,  D.C. 
17  •  Alexandria  I 

Harrisonburg  ^  \^ 

8  •  Fredericksburg 
21  •  Charlottesville 


11  •  Lexington 


7,  9, 
14 


16  •  Blacksburg 
•  Radford 


lond  I  I 


VIRGINIA 


•  Richmond 

20  •  Williamsburg 
19  •  Ettrick  |  V-^ 

15  •  Newport  News 
10,  18  •  Norfolk 


NORTH  CAROLINA 


25  •  Boone 


30,  32  •  Durham 
Greensboro  •  28,  31   27  •  Chapel  Hill 

26  •  Raleigh 


24  •  Greenville 


34  •  Fayetteville 


33  •  Wilmington 


DELAWARE 

University  of  Delaware   1 

MARYLAND 

University  of  Maryland   2, 3 

Robert  Burdette 
Kiyul  Chung 
Kathleen  Kline-Chesson 
Welden  Thomas 

DISTRICT  OF  COLUMBIA 

Mount  Vernon  College   4 

University  of  the  District  of  Columbia    5 

Deborah  McGill-Jackson 
George  Washington  University   6 

Laureen  Smith 

VIRGINIA 

Mary  Washington  College    8 

Kathy  Campbell 
Community  College  Ministries  of 
Southwestern  Virginia  and 

Alliance  for  Excellence    9 

Stephen  Dan- 
Eastern  Virginia  Medical  School   10 

John  R.  King 


VIRGINIA  (cont'd) 

Virginia  Military  Institute  and 

Washington  and  Lee  University   IL 

James  Madison  University   12 

Laura  Sugg 

University  of  Richmond    13 

Keith  Johnston 
Radford  University    14 

Lee  Hasty 

Christopher  Newport  College   15 

Carolyn  Lawrence 
Virginia  Polytechnic  Institute  and 

State  University   16 

H.  Underwood  Leach 
United  College  Ministries  in  Northern 
Virginia    17 

Robert  Thomason 
Old  Dominion  University   18 

Sue  Lowcock  Harris 
Virginia  State  University   19 

Sylvester  Bullock 
College  of  William  and  Mary   20 

Clay  Macaulay 
University  of  Virginia   21 

Jim  Baker 


NORTH  CAROLINA 

Central  Piedmont  Community  College    22 

Linda  Jones 

University  of  North  Carolina  at  Charlotte  ....  23 
TimAllman 

East  Carolina  University   24 

Michelle  Burcher 
Appalachian  State  University   25 

Rockwell  P  Ward 

North  Carolina  State  University   26 

University  of  North  Carolina  at  Chapel  Hill  .  .  27 

Rebecca  Reyes 
University  of  North  Carolina  at  Greensboro  .  .  28 
Western  Carolina  University   29 

Samuel  W.Hale 
Duke  University   30 

Susan  D.  Pricks 
North  Carolina  Agricultural  and 
Tfechnical  State  University   31 

Ralph  M.Ross 

North  Carolina  Central  University   32 

University  of  North  Carolina  at  Wilmington  .  .  33 

Robert  W.  Haywood  III 
Fayetteville  State  University   34 

Garfield  Warren 


Each  number  identifies  the  location  on  the  map  of  the  campus  ministry  which  serves  the  institution. 


Help  us  speak  a  word  of  grace  today  to  the  Mid-Atlantic's  leaders  of  tomorrow. 
Support  your  church's  ministers  in  our  region's  institutions  of  higher  education. 

For  more  information  contact:  The  Rev.  Rosalind  Banbiu*y-Hamm, 
Synod  of  the  Mid-Atlantic,  P.O.  Box  27026,  Richmond,  VA  23261 


The  Presbyterian  News,  September  ^        ^'7/ ' 


College  News  Briefs 

Lees-McRae  completes 
$10.5  million  campaign 

BANNER  ELK,  N.C. — Lees-McRae  College  has  announced  the 
completion  of  a  $10.5  million  fund-raising  campaign.  Bradford 
L.  Grain  said  the  goal  of  "Roots  and  Wings"  was  accomplished 
after  three  years  of  campaigning.  A  majority  of  the  money  will 
be  used  to  fund  academic  scholarships  and  upgrade  professional 
development  for  faculty  and  staff. 

Ty  Boyd  and  John  Thomas,  co-chairs  of  the  campaign,  were 
presented  with  honorary  doctor  of  public  service  degrees  from 
the  college  during  a  victory  celebration. 

The  "roots"  of  the  campaign  theme  represents  the  college's 
history  and  the  "wings"  its  future.  Prior  to  this  effort,  the 
school's  biggest  fund  raising  goal  had  been  $1 .2  million. 

In  other  news,  the  Commission  on  Colleges  of  the  Southern 
Association  of  Colleges  and  Schools  fully  approved  the  accredita- 
tion of  Lees-McRae  to  offer  baccalaureate  degrees,  retroactive 
to  Jan.  1,  1990.  The  school  graduated  its  first  baccalaureate 
class — 21  students — in  May. 

Mary  Baldwin  College 

STAUNTON,  Va.— Trustee  William  G.  Pannill  of  Martinsville, 
Va.  has  pledged  $1  million  for  the  construction,  operation,  and 
maintenance  of  a  new  student  center  at  Mary  Baldwin  College. 
President  Cynthia  H.  Tyson  said  planning  will  start  immedi- 
ately for  the  center,  which  will  include  areas  for  formal  gather- 
ings, a  bookstore,  post  office,  meeting  rooms,  and  food  conces- 
sions. Construction  is  scheduled  to  start  next  spring. 

Pannill,  a  member  of  the  college's  board  of  trustees  since 
1987,  is  the  former  chief  executive  of  Pannill  Knitting  Co.  of 
Martinsville.  His  gift  to  the  college  brings  the  total  raised  in 
1990  for  the  college's  $35  million  sesquicentennial  campaign  to 
$18.3  million. 

Barber-Scotia  College 

CONCORD,  N.C. — Barber-Scotia  College  set  up  an  off-campus 
recruiting  site  Aug.  11  in  an  effort  to  reach  out  to  potential 
students  in  surrounding  communities. 

The  college  worked  in  conjunction  with  Interfaith 
Deliverance  Ministries  Inc.  and  Sundrop  Bottling  Co.  to  advise 
new  high  school  graduates  and  other  interested  individuals  in 
the  Statesville,  N.C.  area  about  educational  opportunities  at 
Barber-Scotia,  a  historically  black  college. 

Davidson  College 

DAVIDSON,  N.C. — ^August  orientation  for  entering  freshmen 
brought  both  good  news  and  bad  news  to  Davidson.  The  good 
news  is  that  Davidson,  unlike  some  liberal  arts  schools,  is 
oversubscribed  by  about  30  students.  Nationally  there  are  fewer 
college-age  students  than  in  the  past,  so  colleges  must  scramble 
to  keep  enrollments  at  the  same  level.  "As  far  as  I  know,"  said 
Dean  of  Admissions  Rob  Gardner,  "Davidson  is  the  only  college 
in  the  country  that's  oversubscribed  without  going  into  its  wait 
list." 

On  the  down  side,  Davidson  must  work  to  accommodate  in 
dorms  and  classes  the  extra  first-year  students.  Bob  Sutton,  vice 
president  for  business  and  finance,  said  he  is  pleased  that 
Davidson's  reputation  is  high  enough  to  attract  students  in 
"lean"  times.  However,  "we  have  to  protect  that  reputation  by 
giving  them  a  good  experience  while  they're  here,  and  that's  not 
helped  by  overcrowding." 

Davidson's  enrollment  will  be  about  1 ,450  this  year  with  a 
freshman  class  of  429 — 176  women  and  253  men. 

Queens  College 

CHARLOTTE,  N.C— Cathy  Smith  Bowers,  instructor  of 
English,  is  one  of  five  writers  nationwide — and  the  only  one  in 
the  South — to  win  the  1990  General  Electric  Young  Writers 
Award,  a  $5,000  cash  prize  presented  in  New  York  last  April. 
She  won  on  the  basis  of  four  poems  that  appeared  in  the  Georgia 
Review.  Ms.  Bowers  hopes  to  have  a  collection  of  her  poems, 
published  in  the  near  future. 

Queens  College  has  been  chosen  as  one  of  nine  "resource 
institutions" — colleges  and  universities  with  established  core 
curricula  in  the  humanities — that  will  help  27  other  schools,  or 
"planning  institutions,"  establish  similar  programs.  The  project, 
entitled  "Engaging  Cultural  Legacies:  Shaping  Core  Curricula 
in  the  Humanities,"  is  spearheaded  by  the  Association  of 
American  Colleges.  It  is  supported  by  a  $359,000  grant  from  the 
National  Endowment  for  the  Humanities. 

Jolinson  C.  Smith  University 

CHARLOTTE,  N.C— Twenty-eight  students  graduated  July 
14  during  summer  commencement  at  Johnson  C.  Smith  Univer- 
sity. Dr.  Maxine  Funderbunk-Moore,  interim  JCSU  president, 
presided  over  the  exercise.  Dr.  Walter  C  Daniel,  director  of  the 
college  of  arts  and  science  at  the  University  of  Missouri-Colum- 
bia, gave  the  commencement  address. 

The  graduation  and  awards  ceremony  for  JCSU's  Upward 
Bound  Program  was  held  July  21.  Sixteen  seniors,  all  who  will 
enter  post-secondary  schools  in  the  fall,  were  honored. 

Now  in  its  25th  year  nationally,  Upward  Bound  helps  stu- 
dents gain  the  skills,  motivation  and  confidence  necessary  for 
college  success.  For  six  weeks  each  summer  Upward  Bound 
students  live  in  a  residence  hall  on  the  JCSU  campus  and  get  a 
first-hand  look,  feel  and  experience  of  college  life.  The  services 
are  free  to  the  participants. 


Campus  Ministry  Column 


What  should  a  campus  ministry  look  like? 


By  SUSAN  FRICKS 

What  should  campus  ministry 
look  like?  Why  should  the 
church  invest  its  diminishing 
funds  in  ministries  on  college 
and  university  campuses?  If 
only  a  handful  or  two  of  stu- 
dents are  going  to  show  up 
weekly  for  a  Presb}d;erian  fel- 
lowship meeting,  is  that  suffi- 
cient reason  to  fund  an  or- 
dained ministry,  even  a  part- 
time  one? 

What  does  it  mean  to 
proclaim  the  Good  News  of  the 
gospel  on  a  functionally 
secular,  affluent,  consumer- 
oriented,  academically-pres- 
sured campus? 

And  just  what  is  that  Good 
News?  Is  it  that  Jesus  Christ 
saves  souls?  Or  is  it,  as  Jesus 
preached,  that  God's  kingdom 
in  which  peace  and  justice 
shall  prevail  has  begun  and  we 
are  called  to  repentance  and  to 
partnership  with  God  in  bring- 
ing it  about?  What  does  it 
mean  to  live  a  life  of  Christian 
discipleship?  What  does  it 
mean  to  be  the  body  of  Christ? 

If  there  are  over  500  iden- 
tified Presbyterians  on  a  cam- 
pus, is  there  a  need  to  evangel- 
ize among  the  unchurched? 
How  do  those  identified  Pres- 
byterians live  out  their  Chris- 
tian faith  in  the  midst  of  the 
temptations  constantly  before 
them?  What  can  the  PC(USA) 
offer  undergraduate  members 
that  will  encourage  and  enable 
them  to  reflect  on  their  ex- 


periences in  light  of  the  gospel 
and  that  will  foster  their 
growth  and  maturation  in  the 
Christian  faith?  What  oppor- 
tunities are  available  on  cam- 
pus or  in  the  local  community 
for  students  to  participate  in 
the  coming  of  God's  kingdom 
in  partnership  with  God? 

These  are  just  some  of  the 
questions  with  which  campus 
ministries  must  wrestle. 
There  are  no  easy  answers  and 
each  campus  ministry  may 
well  be  configured  in  a  dif- 
ferent way  depending  on  the 
nature  of  the  campus,  the  stu- 
dent body,  the  campus 
minster,  and  the  campus  min- 
istry board. 

Whether  those  answers 
succeed  is  something  else 
again.  Success  in  campus  min- 
istry is  an  elusive  goal,  to  say 
the  least.  Fellowship  atten- 
dance records  may  not  be  fair 
nor  accurate  indicators.  On  a 
campus  where  meeting  space 
is  scarce  and  scheduling  is 
tight,  the  given  time  of  meet- 
ing established  in  the  prior 
spring  may  not  fit  the  new 
schedules  of  interested  stu- 
dents. 

A  more  reliable  measure  of 
success  may  be  the  ministry's 
ability  to  develop  individual 


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relationships  with  students,  a 
specifically  focused  prophetic 
emphasis,  or  a  needed  support 
or  outreach  group. 

Whatever  direction  a  cam- 
pus ministry  pursues,  each 
academic  year  will  bring  its 
own  surprises.  One  year  it 
may  be  the  apparently  spon- 
taneous generation  of  a  cam- 
pus chapter  of  Habitat  for 
Humanity,  started  by  a  Pres- 
byterian and  continuing  to  be 
led  by  Presbyterians.  Another 
year  it  may  be  a  divinity  stu- 
dent offering  to  be  an  intern 
and  several  students  going  for 
the  first  time  to  the  N.C  1990 
State  Student  Conference. 

Hopefully  this  year,  it  will 
be  some  students  going  to  our 
first  fall  beach  retreat  and  to 
the  Ecumenical  Student 
Christian  Conference  in 
Louisville,  Kentucky,  Dec.  28- 
Jan.  1. 

As  I  write,  the  new 
academic  year  is  coming  fast.  I 
wonder  what  God  has  in  store 
for  us  this  year? 

The  Rev.  Susan  D'Arcy 
Fricks  is  Presbyterian  campus 
minister  at  Duke  University. 

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Presbyterian  Family  Ministries 


Barium  Springs  Home  for  Children 


Vol.  VII,  No.  8 


September  1990 


Lisa  S.  Crater,  Editor 


Alumni  celebrate  Homecoming     ....Or  so 

it  seems 


Each  Homecoming  is  special 
to  the  alumni  of  Barium 
Springs  Home  for  Children. 
They  provide  time  to  see  old 
friends,  to  relive  memories,  and 
to  be  with  "family." 

Homecoming  1990,  on  Au- 
gust 4  and  5,  was  extra  special 
to  about  400  Alumni,  as  they 
used  the  opportunity  to  get 
together  to  plan  for  the  special 
festivities  during  Homecoming 
in  1 991 ,  the  Home's  1 00th  year. 

Amidst  the  talk  of  "...how 
have  you  been?"  and  "what  are 
you  up  to?..."  was  talk  of  "how 
can  we  make  this  Homecoming 
special?..."  and  "what  do  you 
think  of  this?" 

Ideas  were  abundant,  and 
finally  it  was  decided  that  the 
group  would  have  a  dance  at 
the  local  Moose  Lodge  and  hire 
a  band  to  play  "big  band"  and 
"ballroom"  music  of  the  30's, 
40's  and  50's. 

A  13-month  1991  calendar 
designed  by  Raleigh  artist 
Jerry  Miller  was  handed  out  to 
all  the  Alumni  who  registered 
at  Homecoming  this  year. 

The  calendar  includes  Jerry 
Miller's  pen  and  ink  prints  of 
the  Home's  original  buildings 
and  the  dates  of  special  events 
at  the  Home.  (For  instance, 
January  14, 1891  is  marked  as 


Alumni  gathering  outside  the  Museum 


the  date  that  the  first  superin- 
tendent, the  Rev.  R.  W.  Boyd, 
and  the  first  children  arrived 
at  the  Home. )  The  calendar  was 
a  big  hit  with  the  alumni.  It 
started  and  settled  a  lot  of  good- 
natured  disagreements  about 
the  past. 

Alumni  are  excited  about  the 
Home's  Centennial  Celebration 
in  1 991 .  They  will  be  very  busy 
in  the  coming  months,  trying 
to  help  make  it  the  best  cele- 
bration it  can  be. 

There  are  several  different 
events  planned  for  the  Home's 
100th  year,  and  Barium  staff 


Haimes  chairs  division  for 


local  United  Way 

Campus  Administrator  Roch- 
elle  Haimes  was  chosen  as  the 
chair  of  the  Classified  Busi- 
ness Division  for  the  United 
Way  in  Iredell  Coimty  this  year. 

Ms.  Haimes  will  lead  a  team 
of  nine  volunteers,  one  of  which 
is  Barium  Springs  Home  for 
Children's  Director  of  Devel- 
opment Reade  Baker. 

A  goal  of  $885,000  was  set 


for  the  1990  United  Way 
Campaign. 

Ms.  Haimes  has  been  in- 
volved in  the  United  Way 
campaigns  for  several  years. 
She  served  as  section  chair  for 
Troutman  in  1988-89. 

The  United  Way  funds  many 
services  in  Iredell  County 
which  are  accessed  at  times  by 
the  Home's  programs. 


New  Regent  is  spotlighted 


In  June  of  1990  the  Synod  of 
the  Mid-Atlantic  appointed 
three  new  members  to  the 
Barium  Springs  Home  for 
Children's  Board  of  Regents, 
Mrs.  Ruth  R.  Brewer,  the  Rev. 
James  Ephraim,  and  the  Rev. 
J.  Herbert  Nelson.  Beginning 
with  this  issue,  our  page  will 
spotlight  one  of  the  new  re- 
gents each  month.  Ladies 
first... 

Mrs.  Robert  L.  (Ruth  R.) 
Brewer  of  Rocky  Mount  is  a 
retired  school  teacher  who 
seems  anj^thing  but  retired.  In 
addition  to  her  new  position  as 
a  regent,  she  is  currently  serv- 
ing as  coordinator  of  Meals  on 
Wheels,  president  of  Church 
Women  United  of  Area  V,  and 
president  of  the  local  Church 
Women  United.  She  was  a 
moderator  of  Cape  Fear  Pres- 
bytery and  a  reader  of  Presby- 
terian Minister's  examination. 

For  several  years,  Mrs. 
Brewer  has  not  only  coordi- 
nated the  area  Crop  Walk  but 
also  has  walked  the  ten  miles 


Mrs.  Ruth  Brewer 

each  year.  As  a  member  of  the 
Crisis  Ministry  and  Hunger 
Action  Enabler  for  Presbyteri- 
ans, Mrs.  Brewer  has  given  and 
continues  to  give  her  resources, 
time,  and  energy  to  help  eradi- 
cate those  conditions  which 
deprive  other  humans  of  their 
dignity.  She  is  a  member  of  Mt. 
Pisgah  Presbyterian  Church, 
and  will  be  a  great  asset  to  the 
Board  of  Regents. 


are  working  very  hard  to  make 
it  an  exciting  year,  gazing  at 
the  past  while  planning  for  the 
future. 

If  you  are  interested  in  help- 
ing the  Home  celebrate,  keep 
your  eye  on  The  Presbyterian 
News  for  announcements  of 
upcoming  events.  Or  if  you 
would  like  to  know  more  about 
the  Home,  its  past  or  present, 
call  or  write  to  Reade  Baker, 
director  of  development.  Bar- 
ium Springs  Home  for  Chil- 
dren, P.O.  Box  1,  Barium 
Springs,  N.C.  28010;  phone 
(704)  872-4157. 


Earle  Frazier,  ACSW, 
Executive  Director 

Foresters  tell  us  that  young 
trees  give  off  more  oxygen  than 
older  trees. 

As  I  talk  with  my  colleagues 
around  the  country  who  have 
been  in  this  field  for  many 
years,  the  accumulated  knowl- 
edge and  experience  is  most 
impressive.  Then,  as  I  talk  with 
younger  people  in  the  field,  I 
sense  a  level  of  creativity  and 
enthusiasm  which  we  badly 
need.  Sadly,  many  are  frus- 
trated at  the  lack  of  opportuni- 
ties to  fully  apply  and  test  their 
abilities. 


Let  us  be  thankful  for  the 
younger  professionals  entering 
this  field.  And  let  us  constantly 
test  our  accumulated  knowl- 
edge and  experience  against 
their  creativity  and  fresh  ideas. 
They,  we,  and  the  families  we 
seek  to  serve  will  be  better  for 
our  efforts. 


Food  Lion  to  help  Barium 


MARK  THESE  DATES  ON 
YOUR  CALENDARS!!!! 

On  February  11, 12,  and  13  of 
1991,  if  you  shop  at  Food  Lion 
anywhere  in  North  Carolina 
and  save  your  receipts  for  the 
children  at  Barium  Springs 
Home  for  Children,  Food  Lion 
will  give  five  percent  of  the 
total  gross  sales  for  those  days 
to  the  Home. 


Smith  named  new  director 
of  Pre-Adolescent  Center 


We  are  delighted  that  Food 
Lion  is  showing  their  leader- 
ship in  caring  for  North  Caro- 
lina's families  in  this  way. 

We  will  be  giving  the  details 
of  this  wonderful  opportunity 
to  help  children  in  the  future 
issues  of  the  Presbj^erian 
News  but,  MARK  YOUR  CAL- 
ENDARS NOW!!!! 

FEBRUARY  1 1 , 1 2 ,  AND  1 3 
OF  1991!!!! 


Mr.  Layne  Smith  succeeded 
Miriam  Johnson  as  director  of 
the  Pre-Adolescent  Center  on 
August  27, 1990. 

Mr.  Smith  comes  to  our 
agency  from  York  Place  in 
South  Carolina,  an  accredited 
residential  treatment  center  for 
children.  During  his  four  years 
there  he  was  a  unit  director 
and  the  assistant  director  of 
treatment  services. 

"Well-qualified  and  tal- 
ented" describe  Mr.  Smith  when 
it  comes  to  child  care  and  fam- 
ily services.  He  earned  his 
undergraduate  degree  from 
Austin  College  in  Texas,  and 
has  two  graduate  degrees:  a 
Master  of  Divinity  from 
Nashotah  House  in  Wisconsin, 
and  a  Master  of  Social  Work 
from  the  University  of  South 
Florid